Château Maris

Natural Selection Biodynamic Syrah

8.659 ratings
8.617 pro ratings
Minervois, Languedoc, Languedoc Roussillon, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Susan Lin

Business Development Belmont Wine Exchange, WSET Diploma candidate

8.9

Cherry overtones and leather and rubber undertones. A bit of acetaldehyde on the nose but pleasantly so. Bright cherries on the palate with a dusty, satisfying finish and that telltale hint of black pepper. Very approachable and has good typicity for a Syrah in the Languedoc.

Cherry overtones and leather and rubber undertones. A bit of acetaldehyde on the nose but pleasantly so. Bright cherries on the palate with a dusty, satisfying finish and that telltale hint of black pepper. Very approachable and has good typicity for a Syrah in the Languedoc.

2 people found it helpfulDec 20th, 2014
Joseph Hernandez

Associate Digital Editor Wine Enthusiast Magazine

8.5

*shrugs* good for everyday, or to bring to dinner.

*shrugs* good for everyday, or to bring to dinner.

1 person found it helpfulJul 18th, 2014
Josh Malin

Wine was ok. Label more interesting than what's inside.

Wine was ok. Label more interesting than what's inside.

1 person found it helpfulApr 5th, 2014
Scott Kirkpatrick

Admittedly, I've been on quite Syrah kick lately. This one is dark, meaty, and earthy like you'd expect from biodynamic Minervois. This isn't a northern Rhone Syrah. It's much broader and more brutish than that. Not sure of the exact blend, but Syrah is the only listed grape. This is one if the better Languedoc wines I've had in a good long time.

Admittedly, I've been on quite Syrah kick lately. This one is dark, meaty, and earthy like you'd expect from biodynamic Minervois. This isn't a northern Rhone Syrah. It's much broader and more brutish than that. Not sure of the exact blend, but Syrah is the only listed grape. This is one if the better Languedoc wines I've had in a good long time.

1 person found it helpfulJan 16th, 2014
S Butterfield

Sommelier Flask Fine Wines

8.9

Shepard's Pie wine. Bright acid typical of Minervois. Cherry fruit, tart and prickly. Crushed pepper, black. There is this earthy rubbery thing that dissipates over time. Not dirty biodynamie.

Shepard's Pie wine. Bright acid typical of Minervois. Cherry fruit, tart and prickly. Crushed pepper, black. There is this earthy rubbery thing that dissipates over time. Not dirty biodynamie.

Jan 8th, 2016
Kyle Doucet-Walter

2011. Crazy extraction. Fun though. Herbal, cherry, pepper.

2011. Crazy extraction. Fun though. Herbal, cherry, pepper.

Sep 12th, 2015
Matt Krueger

Deep and dark. Thought it was ripasso style in a blind.

Deep and dark. Thought it was ripasso style in a blind.

Mar 13th, 2015
Gina Shay

2010. Young. Smoky, blue fruit nose. Medium body, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, cedar.

2010. Young. Smoky, blue fruit nose. Medium body, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, cedar.

Jul 29th, 2014
Chris Scanlan

Sales Amy Atwood Imports

7.6

I don't know what to think about this. Pushing the limits of strange. Interesting. Drinkable. Syrah? Hideous label. I think it might be biodynamic.

I don't know what to think about this. Pushing the limits of strange. Interesting. Drinkable. Syrah? Hideous label. I think it might be biodynamic.

May 14th, 2013
Guillaume Duchesne-Lessard

Mon vin préféré!

Mon vin préféré!

Jul 12th, 2017