LCBO Sale of the Week: September 26

Fat Bastard Syrah Pays D'OC (South of France, France)

Sale $12.95, Regular $$14.95
Discount (until October 14th): $2.00
Vintages #563122 | 750 mL bottle

Tastes like: This juice is medium bodied. On the palate, it is dry with intense berry fruit, this is well balanced by tannin and acidity. Very good length with a dry finish.
Pairs with: Serve with barbecued or smoked meat. Try a smoked turkey!
Good for: When you need something to add to those savoury foods for your fall harvest or seasonal celebratory table. The wilder the better!
Alcohol: 13%
Drink: Now to 2020

Why we're drinking this
You know that first walk in the woods just as the leaves are turning for the fall season and the air is fresh and crisp? That sense that life starts all over again when the crisp air touches your face? This wine is like that. It's alive, brimming with earthiness and woodsy tones. It's a big wine so get ready. It needs big food, with lots of protein and fat for those tannins to dig into. A true autumn awakened moment.

Tasting note
Medium body. Dark purple in colour, this unlocks a rich, dense bouquet of blackberry, plum, boysenberry, purple violet, and cocoa nib. The lush palate has smooth tannins and good overall balance, with earthy, spicy tones that linger through the finish.

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