July 2014 |

Anthony Gismondi Review: 2011 Syrah (AKA Cuvee Classique)

Le Vieux Pin winemaker Severine Pinte is putting her stamp on the south Okanagan winery’s and ironically means she is doing as little as possible. The LVP syrah is a good example of a wine that reflects its site. Cool brooding, peppery, smoky this is classic south Okanagan syrah. The attack full and meaty with black fruit, licorice and smoky bacon. Very northern Rhone you can drink this now but I would give it another two to three years in bottle. A terrific effort tin a challenging year in the vineyard. Steak anyone?