An exploration of wine

134. Roc de l’Espinas, Syrah Vin de Pays de la Haute Vallée de l’Aude, 2002

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…compared with this one (also from the same Laithwaites) which, whilst MUCH less complex, expresses powerfully the pepper aspect of Syrah. Aromas (tinged bizarrely with a slightly “candied” note) of 4” red chilli peppers – possibly dried (similar, but less sweet, to Paprika dried red chillies). Flavours also distinctly red-peppery. Not a fantastic wine, but very clear flavour expression.

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