Bargylus Grand Vin de Syrie Blanc 2013
55% Chardonnay, 45% Sauvignon Blanc from low yields from a mountain location 900 meters high. Hand picked, fermentation in stainless steel, aging in barriques. Bordeaux consultant legend Stephan Derenoncourt is a consultant here, everything is state-of-the-art. A lush, highly concentrated nose, rich in glycerin and not stingy with alcohol and volume, viscous in the glass. Reminiscent of white Rhône wines Viognier and Marsanne in this white-fruity and white-flowered opulence. Ripe, white peach, melon, lychee, plum and date, forget-me-not, apple blossom. The alcohol is definitely noticeable here, but this seems less unsuitable in this nose, which is intense in all directions, than it may sound, everything fits into this lush nose picture. Nevertheless, one should not be squeamish here, this is rather something for lovers of white Châteauneuf-du-Pape or California Chardonnays in this glycerine-borne sweetness and richness. Light rock flour and yeast spices are also added. Rich and extensive in the mouth too, overripe peach and ripe, yellow pear, white and yellow flowers, light melon, baby banana, gently and generously pushing the palate, viscous and highly concentrated. Reporting on the desert heat in this full-bodied, compacted power. Fig and date in the sweet and rich finish, chalky oak tannins give firmness and cut, but besides the pushing glycerin have their hands full to maintain the structure to some extent. A massive and very impressive white wine that makes one or the other red wine jealous with its velvety, lush body.