Sunday, August 3, 2008

Polkura Syrah 2006

This Colchagua valley syrah is a small production (1350 cases) gem that challenges the many over-sulfered cheaper examples from down south. This was juicy on the nose, with blackberry and cassis. The palate developed into a fruity but savory well structured wine with notes of herbs, wood and chocolate. The medium length finish kept up the intensity, rounding out what amounts to a very excellent value Chilean wine worth seeking out.


Excellent
$33 at Steamworks Liquor Store (not related to Steamworks)

4 comments:

Joe said...

don't think I've had a Chilean Syrah, but I just had an Argentinian Syrah. Mine was also a great value. Will look for this one.

Shea said...

If you don't find this particular wine, look for something from the same region in Chile. It is up and coming, but yet to be discovered in a big way - therefore, good values.

Alex said...

Beautiful Wine , I did a little bit of detective work and discovered
Polkura Syrah
90 points Robert Parker
90 points Wine Spectator
91 points Wine and Spirits Mag.
Sounds like a must try.

Shea said...

Alex, I certainly thought that this was superb value.