Koyle Royale Syrah 2007

Syrah/Shiraz from Chile, South America

Price: $26.99 $15.99
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Item No. 103496
  • RP91
  • WE90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

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.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2007 Royale Syrah spent 18 months in French oak. It is deep purple in color with a nose of cigar box, Asian spices, menthol, blueberry, and blackberry. Layered on the palate, with succulent flavors, good balance, and a lengthy, pure finish, this first-class effort will provide pleasure through 2019."
91 Points

"Nicely concentrated and showing a full bouquet of minty black fruit, leather, spice and herbs. The palate is tannic and ripe, with black cherry, blackberry and an outlying salty, meaty accent. Finishes dry and controlled, with spice and mint. A prime wine from the Undurraga family."
90 Points

Learn 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...

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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