Written By Larry Arnold Libations / Liquid Assets Feb 22, 2017 Domaine des Amphores Les Iris Syrah 2015 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestDomaine des Amphores Les Iris Syrah 2015, France, $21.50Ninety-nine point nine percent of wine drinkers don’t care whether their wine says Bordeaux, Rioja or Chateauneuf du Pape, as long as they like the taste. This, my friend, is a good thing. This elegant little Syrah from the Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes may lack the cache of a big name but more then compensates with big flavour in the glass.Located in the tiny commune of Chavanay, overlooking the Rhone River. Philippe and Véronique Grenier created the Domaine in 1992 and the vineyard has been certified organic since 2002. The bottle I recently tried was a little reductive at first but this blew off after a few moments in the glass, revealing lovely blackberry, blueberry and violet aromas. The palate is light and refreshing, with pretty fruit flavours, more Audrey Hepburn than Bette Midler. Soft and round with silky tannins and great finesse, made in a bright ready to drink style.Buy www.cellardirect.ca SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Larry Arnold ... Read More You may also like Wine Events May 17, 2017 Coast to Coast – Ontario & Nova Scotia Wines Shined at the Vancouver Wine Festival. At the Vancouver Wine Festival 2017 only six attendees at a standing room only Coast to Coast media and trade seminar who, when asked if anyone had ... Read More Fortified Wine April 28, 2017 Madeira: intense, indestructible… and overlooked What comes to mind when you hear “Madeira wine “? If anything, it’s likely to be a dusty bottle sitting alongside the Marsala, balsamic vinegar ... Read More Okanagan / Wine Festivals March 22, 2017 Canada 150: The Purity and Diversity of BC Wines The 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary with Canadian wines at the core. Punters lined up for a taste ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 15, 2017 Highlights and Sours at Victoria Beer Week After nine days of events, Victoria Beer Week once again poured its final pint of the year. Some may still be reeling (recovering?) from the ... Read More Coffee & Tea March 7, 2017 Is Your Coffee in Season? GROWING UP IN MANITOBA TAUGHT ME TO APPRECIATE SEASONAL fruits and vegetables. Unlike Vancouver Island, Manitoba has a brief growing season. All of ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 2, 2017 Victoria Beer Week Opens This Week For nine days starting this Friday, March the 3rd, Victoria celebrates its growing beer culture during Victoria Beer Week. Whether it’s a ... Read More Comments are closed.