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95
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Les Vins de Vienne 2010 Les Chirats de Saint-Christophe Syrah (Hermitage)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $123
This special wine begins with stunning aromas of cedar, roasted meat and ripe raspberries, then adds savory notes of espresso and black olives to create a harmonious blend of fruity and savory elements. It’s full bodied yet supple, with a long, fruit-filled finish. Already enjoyable, it should age well for at least 10 years.  — J.C.  (9/1/2014)
93
points

Les Vins de Vienne 2010 Les Archevêques Syrah (Côte Rôtie)

  1. $120
Green peppercorn notes mark the nose of this spice-driven wine. There’s enough cherry fruit to see it through, but the real appeal is in the complexity of the herb and spice aromas and flavors. Then again, the elegant texture is also compelling, slipping away like a wisp of silk or final sip of fine tea. Drink now–2022.  — J.C.  (12/31/2013)
93
points

Les Vins de Vienne 2009 Les Barcillants Syrah (Cornas)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $50
This seems awfully civilized for Cornas, with bold, clean blueberry fruit front and center, anchored by a framework of cedar and vanilla. This full-bodied, lush, creamy expression of Northern Rhône Syrah should drink well through 2025. Imported by DHI Selections, T. Edward Wines Ltd  — J.C.  (10/1/2012)
92
points

Les Vins de Vienne 2011 Viognier (Condrieu)

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  1. $73
Despite this wine’s ample weight and lush texture, it doesn’t come across as heavy. Instead, smooth waves of luxuriously honeyed apricot flavors glide by, accented by hints of white pepper. Drink it over the next year or two.  — J.C.  (9/1/2014)
92
points

Les Vins de Vienne 2010 Les Archevêques Viognier (Condrieu)

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  1. $99
Despite showing a relatively dark straw hue, this wine is fresh and floral on the nose. The full-bodied palate is lushly textured, showing amply concentrated melon and apricot fruit and a dusting of white pepper. Drink it over the next year or two.  — J.C.  (9/1/2014)
92
points

Les Vins de Vienne 2010 L'Arzelle Syrah (Saint-Joseph)

  1. $49
A big step up from the 2009, the 2010 L’Arzelle is nuanced and silky. Pepper, porcini and plum pudding scents grace the nose, while the palate delivers dark fruit, black olive and espresso flavors that ease into a long finish. Drink now–2018.  — J.C.  (9/1/2014)
92
points

Les Vins de Vienne 2010 Les Essartailles Syrah (Côte Rôtie)

  1. $88
This rendering of Côte Rôtie takes a dark tack, featuring scents of espresso, black olives and cracked pepper. It’s full bodied but silky in the mouth, offering flavors of tapenade, dark plums and even a meaty notes. Drink now–2022.  — J.C.  (12/31/2013)
92
points

Les Vins de Vienne 2010 Les Barcillants Syrah (Cornas)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $88
A terrific effort, this is a full-bodied, almost Port-like expression of Cornas. Asphalt, espresso and tapenade notes make for an intriguing bouquet, then pick up plum and earth on the palate. The finish is long, velvety and packed with drying tannins, so give it until at least 2018, then drink through 2025 or so.  — J.C.  (10/1/2013)
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