de Cima Syrah 2007;
Robert Parker, december 2010,
The 2007 SYRAH is all Syrah, aged for 8 months in a mixture of French
and American oak. This bottling has had some inconsistencies over the
years, but this year is well conceived and hard to resist. If you are
looking for value in this lineup, this or the Tinto reviewed this issue
are good places to start. Graceful and elegant, with the fruit dribbling
over the palate, it has enough tannin to provide some grip, but a charming
feel. It has fruity notes sufficient to please everyone, but also a touch
of an earthy and somewhat gamey overlay that will make Syrah fanciers
sit up and take notice too. Charming and nicely constructed, it has just
enough of a backbone, although it is obviously a wine made for 'now,'
rather than development in the cellar. It's drinking beautifully now.
There were 20,400 bottles produced. Drink now-2015.
Cortes de Cima Syrah 2004;
Wine Spectator, DEC. 31, 2007-JAN. 15, 2008.
Rubriek: New Releases
‘Very juicy, this is filled with ripe, well-defined flavors of dark plum
pepper, fig and spice. The long finish features cream and milk chocolate.
Distinctive. Drink now through 2012.’ K.M.
Cortes de Cima Syrah 2003;
The Wine Anorak, Jamie Goodle, July 2006
Cortes de Cima Syrah 2003 Alentejo, Portugal
Very deep coloured. Lovely forward, spicy pure dark fruits on the nose,
with a liqueur-like richness. The palate shows deliciously ripe sweet
fruits in a new world style—but it’s in balance, with the fruit driving
without overpowering. A delicious wine. Very good/excellent
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate no. 169
The 2003 Syrah was raised for seven months in a blend of new French and
American oak. It is sweet and rather oaky, a bit heady, with that flamboyant
touch that will remind one of a bold Barossa Shiraz. The finish is almost
candied initially, very grapy, with hints of liqueur. The oak has a very
strong flavor influence on the wine early on, at times obliterating the
varietal characteristics. There is some sharpness and structure, some
facets of the wine that enliven it, but the structure recedes rather quickly
and this is certainly not a wine that will repay much cellaring. No one
will be confused as to what the primary aspect of this simple wine is
– the flamboyant fruit surrounded by oak. If this is your style, you will
find it moderately well done. It is a bit too much for me. Drink now-2011.
Cortes de Cima Syrah 2002;
Decanter World Wine Awards 2004
Best Old World Rhone Blends/Syrah under 10 (in totaal 10 wijnen geselecteerd!)
Perswijn, december 2005
Zwoel en kruidig, zachte en rijpe smaak, licht gerijpt ook, prettig, iets