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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Koyle Royale Syrah 2008
Koyle Royale Syrah 2008
(search item no. 112220)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $17.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright purple. Sexy aromas of dark berry preserves, incense and violet combine with a subtle note of smoky herbs that gains strength with air. Juicy, expansive blackberry and cherry compote flavors show very good clarity and concentration but come off as graceful. Repeats the smoke and floral notes on a long, juicy, focused finish. Very syrah and drinking well now.
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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.