The nose shows (forest)fruit, florale tones and a hint of black olives. The taste is pure and lively, showing plenty of juice and a nice minerality. Good balance between fruit and acidity. The tannins are soft yet present. The wine is quite fruity in this stage and shows depth; will take 1-2 years before she will show more complexity. Given the acidity I would cherish the wine and allow her to age a little. Decanting is advised. Great with beef. [January 2018]
Given the difference in terroir (limestone, lower altitude) this syrah is show more structure and elegance compared to the Saint-Julien en Saint-Alban.