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    Luca Syrah Laborde Double Select 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz - Argentina, South America

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    • RP92
    • ST91
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 The Wine Advocate, 91 Wine Spectator, 91 International Wine Cellar, 90 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Argentina, South America

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 115241

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Beautiful deep purple color. The nose is like walking into a gentlemen's poker parlor: aromas of cigar, leather, and smoked meat fill the nose with hints of toasty oak, forest floor and baking spice. Well-structured tannins support big fruit flavors of blackberry jam, black spiced cherries, ground black pepper and just a hint of rhubarb. Nice, lingering finish. L3—lush, long and loveable.

    Pairs well with grilled or smoked meats such as beef, pork and lamb, and dishes prepared with mild cheese or wild mushrooms.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2010 Syrah Laborde Double Select was sourced from 48-year-old ungrafted vines and aged for 14 months in 50% new French barriques before bottling without fining or filtration. It sports an expressive perfume of smoke, bacon, game, leather, pepper, and blueberry. Smooth-textured and elegant on the palate, this savory, ripe Syrah conceals enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years and offers a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2022. It is an outstanding value.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    A dense, ripe Syrah, with a meaty core of macerated black plum, linzer torte and fig paste notes that display nuances of game, spice and tar. Light tannins lift the long, lingering finish. Drink now through 2014. 2,000 cases imported.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator

    (aged in French oak, 50% new; previously, half of this wine was aged in new American barrels): Bright red-ruby. Smoky, slightly reduced nose offers dark berries, chocolate and a whiff of game. Lush, creamy and sweet, with dark fruit, chocolate and mineral flavors spreading out to saturate the palate. Very attractive, seamless syrah with a broad, fine-grained finish. The rootstock originally came from the Rhone Valley more than 50 years ago. After it was propagated in a single vineyard, a selection of the best vines was made for this 10-acre vineyard in the Uco Valley. A very successful vintage for this bottling.

    91 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Pretty aromatics include balsam wood, blackberry and blueberry. The palate is lush but well structured, with bullish berry, chocolate and creamy oak flavors. Minty and super spicy and long on the finish, with a lasting dark toastiness.

    90 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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    User Reviews:

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    Red Fess (8/16/2013)
    Loved this wine. Peppery, deep, but not too deep. It doesn't punch you in the face...more of a love tap. Very smooth.
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    randfan (5/6/2014)
    You'll wish you had bought more - good wine!
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    Imewine (7/4/2012)
    Big, very dark wine. Awesome!
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    walktard (8/15/2012)
    Decent, but I was expecting more. 92 rating seems a few points too high.
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