SYRAH DU MOROCCO "SYROCCO" THALVIN (ALAIN GRAILLOT) - 2005
While cycling in Morocco Alain Graillot met the owners of Thalvin, who have made wine for decades on the black tirss soil of the rolling hills of rommani. 13% alcohol and 100% North African grown Syrah.
Purple-red color with very grapey nose and subtle scents of Play-Doh. Blackberry and blueberry on the mid-palate with plum skin on the finish. Very smooth and lush with vibrant fruit.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
This is a delightful wine with a really nice composition. Simple and delicious. The experience of tasting a wine from North Africa is also part of the appeal here and well worth the $15 admission price.