Full Review

Domaine Sarrabelle

Domaine Sarrabelle
2012 Syrah, Côtes du Tarn IGP

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Domaine Sarrabelle
2012 Syrah, Côtes du Tarn IGP

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate yogurt, roasted berries, and toffee with a dryish medium body body and a breezy finish that presents accents of dried orange and cedar. A crisp French red, perfect for lighter meat dishes

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: chocolate yogurt, roasted berries, and toffee
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of dried orange and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp French red, perfect for lighter meat dishes

The Producer

Domaine Sarrabelle

The Producer
Domaine Sarrabelle - Les Fortis
Lisle Sur Tarn, 81310
France
33 -563404778

Syrah

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Syrah - also known as Shiraz, especially in Australia - is a red wine with rich, zesty plum and blackberry fruit along with a light spicy, sometimes peppery quality. The grape has light to medium tannins, meaning lighter versions are drinkable upon release. This has certainly helped this wine's popularity in the United States.

Full-bodied versions, such as Côte-Rôtie from France's Rhone Valley, are intense, deeply concentrated wines that need many years to round out; these are generally at their best seven to ten years after the vintage and can drink well for 20 years plus from the best vintages.

Recommended foods with Syrah include most red meats, game and barbecued foods.