Crozes Hermitage 'Les Amandiers' Domaine du Murinais, 2015, Magnum
Luc Tardy is very much a rising star of the northern Rhône. Until 1997 he sent his crop to the Tain co-operative. He built the winery in 1998 and has been crafting his 100% Syrah wines in a pure and concentrated style since. His wines have a real silkiness to them along with a beautiful spicy/smoky flavour perfectly balanced with plush fruit. The Les Amandiers is modern, ripe 100% Syrah with wild bramble fruit and chocolate notes. The finish delivers a savoury edge and lovely sweet, smoky notes.