Tenet Costières-de-Nîmes Le Fervent 2013 Syrah, $15.29-$19.99, 89+ points, poured an opaque maroon grading crushed blackberry purple/red with a bright clear wine ring at the leggy glass wall.
Aromatic blackberry, cedar, cocoa, and a floral component were excellent.
Full-bodied, fair-plus acidity, and layered smooth tannins managed hints of blueberry and black pepper with black cherry, plum, and anise which were all well balanced.
Finished long on the trailing palate with hints of fig and mint riding an appropriate 14.5% alcohol.
Paired fine with my chili burritos.
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