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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Koyle Royale Syrah 2007
Koyle Royale Syrah 2007
(search item no. 103496)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This first vintage of Koyle Royale Syrah is deep to bright purple, with aromas of fresh meat, wild berry, black cherry and a hint of herb. The texture is silky, harmonious, and concentrated – refined and beautiful. It has an elegant style that remains generous and welcoming, with an open, textured finish. The wine can be cellared for up to ten years, and decanting up to 30 minutes before serving is recommended.
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About Koyle:

Koyle corresponds to the sixth generation of a long wine making tradition of the Undurraga family in Chile, started by Mr. Francisco Undurraga Vicuña in 1885.

Koyle vineyards were created in the year 2006, when Alfonso Undurraga Mackenna, together with his sons Alfonso, Max and Cristóbal, began searching for a terroir to develop a high quality red wines project.

After travelling through and analyzing different valleys and sectors of Chile, a property of approximately 1.100 hectares was acquired on the zone of Los Lingues, Alto Colchagua, on a buttress of the Los Andes mountain range. The climatic and soil characteristics of this property are key factors in obtaining an optimum terroir for making great quality wines.