The 2011 Côte-Rôtie Domaine de Pierrelles is another winner by Jaboulet, with textbook Côte-Rôtie character. The wine offers up an array of aromas, including smoked herbs, black cherry, blackberry, liquorice and hints of olive, with a rich, darkly fruited palate with smoky, savoury notes and a long, dry finish. Open this one a few hours before pouring.
This silky, seamless and elegant Syrah possesses medium to full bodied richness, solid mid-palate depth and a great finish.
Buy this if...you love rich savoury Syrah.