The Wine Corner, July 2016

America’s Greatest Rhone Wines 2016

Castelli Knight Vineyard.
Castelli Knight Vineyard. By Leigh-Ann Beverley of Bonafide Procutions.

Pax Mahle has gained a reputation as an extremely talented vintner of Rhone varieties. The wine shows a succulent nose of blackberries, leather, tar and earth and accompanies a huge mouthful of dark berry fruit. This highly extracted wine is one of the “biggest” Syrahs I have ever tasted yet it is in no way jammy or tiring on the palate. Bottled unfined and unfiltered this Hermitage-like wine is not for the timid. Splendid.

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