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Quails' Gate Estate Winery Syrah 'The Boswell', Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -571513
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WineScores' Review

Succulent, velvety, complete.
A limited number of bottles of this estate-grown Syrah were produced - it's one of Quails' Gate's 25th Anniversary Edition label wines, sold only via the winery.
Syrah has a unique expression in the Okanagan, it shows its savoury side here for sure. The Boswell is equally so but with some time has evolved into this ripe and chocolaty version with white pepper and cashew, smoked meat, iodine, wild herbs and espresso woven with black raspberry and black cherry aromas. Succulent and smooth, woven and complex, it is rich, powerful and lengthy.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cheese - Hard/Aged, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-07-07 17:52:38.0

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -571513

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