Canto de Apalta 2011by Viña Lapostolle

IMG_0956 Grape Variety: 45% Carmenère; 25% Merlot; 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Syrah.

Very good dry red wine with mixed red berries and black cherries over baking spice and peppery garden herbs. The medium plus tannins are rounded and a touch grippy balancing the medium acidity. The fruit has medium plus intensity and the wine has good complexity. The finish is long and pleasant. Drink now and for 7-8 years.

http://en.lapostolle.com/wines/canto-de-apalta/?year=2011

La Palma Single Vineyard Syrah 2012 by Cono Sur

IMG_0960 Grape Variety: 100% Syrah

Very good minus dry red wine with black cherry and raspberries over cafe mocha, fresh ground white pepper and a floral note. The medium tannins are grippy and bring structure with the medium acidity. The wine has good balance and a medium plus slightly sweet finish. Drink now and for 5-6 years.

http://www.conosur.com/wp3/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/SINGLE-VINEYARD-SYRAH-2012-ENG.pdf

Lagar De Bezana Cab Sav 2012 by Viña Lagar De Bezana

IMG_0938 Grape Variety: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Syrah

Good plus dry wine with black plums and sour cherries over bakers spice and dried herbs. The wine has medium fruit intensity and good complexity. The medium minus tannins are grippy and balance the medium acidity. The wine has a medium plus finish. Drink now and for 4-5 years.

http://en.lagardebezana.cl/aguacero.php

Ona Syrah 2005 by Anakena

IMG_0704 Grape Variety: 100% Syrah

Very good plus dry wine with blueberries and ripe black raspberries over mocha, white pepper and baking spice. The medium plus tannins are well rounded and bring structure with the medium acidity. The fruit has medium plus concentration and the finish is medium plus. Drink now and for several years.

http://www.anakenawines.cl

Estampa Estate Syrah 2011 by Vina Estampa

IMG_0851 Grape Variety: Syrah 85% and Cabernet Sauvignon 15%.

Good plus wine with mixed red and black raspberries over note of white pepper and baking spice. The wine has medium plus grippy tannins and good fruit concentration. The finish is medium plus. The wine is drinking well now and will for 3-5 years.

http://www.estampa.com/estampa/eng/vinos_estate.php?cat=4&sub=9

Carmenere Syrah Reserva 2011 by Vina Falernia

IMG_0806 Grape Variety: 60% Carmenere, 40% Syrah

Very good wine with dark black current and rich black plums over baking spice and an earthy leather note. The medium plus tannins are ripe and rounded. The fruit has medium plus concentration, 1/3 of the Carmenere was air dried before fermentation. The finish is medium plus and sweet. Drink now and for 5 years.

Koyle Royale Syrah 2008 by Koyle

IMG_0715 Grape Variety: 93% Syrah, 7% Malbec

Very good plus wine with ripe black berries and blueberries over mocha, white pepper, baker’s spices and a deep floral note. The fruit has medium plus concentration and intensity. The medium tannins are ripe and smooth. The wine has good complexity and finishes long and with a coffee note. Drinking well now and for 5-6 years.

http://www.koyle.cl/descargas/fichastecnicas/koyle-royale-syrah-2008-eng.pdf

El Delirio Syrah Malbec 2009 by Botalcura

IMG_0712 Grape Variety: 58% Syrah and 42% Malbec

Very good wine with ripe black raspberries and black cherries over dusty cracked pepper and night blooming jasmine. The medium plus tannins are ripe and balance the medium plus acidity giving good structure. The wine has complexity and a medium plus sweet finish. The wine is drinking well now and will for 3-4 more years.

http://botalcura.cl/en/eldelirio/syrah-malbec-2009

Max Reserva Syrah 2010 by Errazuriz

IMG_0739 Grape Variety: 100% Syrah

Very good minus wine with blueberries and black plums over sweet garden herbs and baking spice with a strong very pleasant floral note. The fruit concentration is medium plus. The medium tannins are grippy and will smooth with age. The wine has good complexity. The wine is drinking now and will improve for 1-2 years then drink for a further 4-5.

http://www.errazuriz.com/?q=en/content/syrah