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Aoyo

Aoyo
2017 Surpass Reserva, Syrah, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14% RS: .335%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
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Aoyo
2017 Surpass Reserva, Syrah, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14% RS: .335%
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, pepper and leather, black cherry and mocha, and dried beef with a velvety, lively, bone-dry medium-to-full body and a warming, intricate, medium-long finish that presents notes of black cherry, black olive and beef jerky, blackberry, and green herbs with crunchy, chewy, grippy, well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. Leans a touch New World in the quality of fruit here while retaining a beautifully sanguine character; a lovely example of why Chile is an up and comer in producing world class Syrah.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: blackberry, pepper and leather, black cherry and mocha, and dried beef
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of black cherry, black olive and beef jerky, blackberry, and green herbs
Sweetness Sweetness: Bone-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Leans a touch New World in the quality of fruit here while retaining a beautifully sanguine character; a lovely example of why Chile is an up and comer in producing world class Syrah.

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Aoyo Wines Spa

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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.