An exploration of wine

762. Domaine de Bonserine, Côte-Rôtie La Sarrasine, 2009

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The 2nd wine bought in Samoëns for evening / dinner drinks at the chalet, and a very refined, elegant Syrah it was. Perhaps not at the top-end of Côte-Rôties, but very good indeed. Coffee cream and cinnamon French oak, but subtly done – perhaps just 50% new? Fresh dark fruit nose with good fruit purity. Refreshing but not firm acidity gave it both raspberry and blackberry flavours. Medium body, and elegant, silky, ripe tannins showed the class of this wine. Ready to drink now, but could develop over the next 5-8 years. Not likely longer, as it just lacked some persistence. But very pleasant indeed.

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