Copain (meaning ‘friend’ in French) was set up in 1999. The entry-level Syrah has the savoury, sylvan register of a northern St-Joseph. Its rounded fruits are well balanced, not overly full or intense, and shot through with an agreeable spicy streak. The oak is well integrated and doesn’t dominate. Tannins are very ripe but provide structure.
90pts Wine Spectator
This is a ripe, rich and smooth wine that coats the palate with delicious blackberry and baking-spice flavors. It's full bodied, moderately tannic and has a good, mouthfilling texture.
90pts Wine Enthusiast
This is a ripe, rich and smooth wine that coats the palate with delicious blackberry and baking-spice flavors. It’s full bodied, moderately tannic and has a good, mouthfilling texture.
On the nose, hints of lavender, graham cracker, pie crust and wild blackberry. As the wine opens up, flavors of blueberry, anise and black cherry come forth. On the palate the wine is bright, but not too tight. An explosive entry and a plush finish make this wine perfect for early term drinking. While very much in line with the complex Syrahs in our range, this wine is the gateway to our Rhône wines. Softer, friendlier yet elegant and vivacious.
Tous Ensemble, “all together” in French, is a series of approachable wines that are perfect for every occasion, every palate, and every day of the week.