2017 MICHELAS SAINT JEMMS Crozes Hermitage Signature 75cl (Rhone Valley, France)
Style - Spicy
Grapes - 100% Syrah
Tasting - What a funk bomb this is! Authentic Syrah from Crozes might take a moment to get used to with it's meaty and Band-Aid plaster scent. But underneath that its a succulent blackcurrant and violet gem. Another exceptionally fine vintage for the region in 2017 too.
FYI: Science time: Syrah is well known for having rotundone - an oxygenated bicyclic sesquiterpenoid compound - which gives the scent of black pepper.