Expert's Choice: Washington

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This state offers less oak, extraction and general bling than Napa Valley, says Stephen Brook, and the best of these fresh wines can age for 20 years in bottle, too. See Stephen's top 18 reds and whites from Washington...
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Washington, Charles Smith Book Boom Syrah 2011
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Charles Smith, Boom Boom Syrah 2011

Charles Smith, Boom Boom Syrah 2011
A lively cherry and mint nose. On the palate there’s pungent fruit, with drive and vigour. A lighter style but incredibly lively and quaffable. 16.5pts/20 (88/100pts)
Price £14.95–£16.75 Aged in Oak, Slurp
Drink 2013–2015
Alc 13.5%