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2010 Sine Qua Non Syrah Five Shooter

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2/14/2015 - Diane (LI) wrote: NR

Not my bottle and not my style, but nice to try it. Big fruit, white pepper, but could use more acid. For me, a curiosity.
Interestingly enough,the next night, after being left on the counter, it had softened, and while the same components were there, they didn't whack me on the head. The high alcohol, however, is a problem for me.

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11/2/2014 - Knicksfan wrote: 96 points

Spectacular syrah. Beautiful from nose to tongue to throat. Wow.

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1/24/2015 - mtolerico Likes this wine: 96 points

Classic SQN nose, full body, chewy tannins, Asian spice, cream, strawberry and black cherry. Some meat is in the background but the fruit is the winner, great balance as usual, drink now.

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12/7/2014 - Loren Sonkin wrote: 99 points

A day of lots of SQN and a few more!; 12/7/2014-12/9/2014 (Loretta Paganini School of Cooking and the Woods of Newbury): Wow. Great showing. Best nose of the tasting. Deep. Black raspberries, black licorice, iodine, violets, black pepper, blue berries it just gets deeper and deeper and more complex. The palate is amazing as well if tighter and not as complex as the nose. Black raspberries, dark chocolate, charred wood. Lush texture. Juicy acidity. Long finish. Just beautiful.

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10/12/2014 - Burgundy Al wrote: 92 points

Sunday Night Sine Qua Non Dinner (RPM Steak - Chicago IL): Cam across as very powerful with great potential, even if backward today and even slightly too jammy. No question on the quality of raw materials here. Preferred the Five Shooter Grenache in next glass. I typically find these wines start hitting their stride at 5+ years, so expect this really shine a year+ from now.

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10/3/2014 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 94 points

Consumed back in March...

Kenyan coffee, blueberry, anise, resin, white pepper and roasted duck. Long and unctuous, with layers of flavor. Concentration and finesse at the same time, like one would expect. A body-builder style, that glides like Izhtak Perlman on many occasions. I would love to try this goddess in ten years time. A long and noir finish. This is without a doubt of Manfred's "house style". Drink 2016 - 2028.

All the best, Manfred.

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9/30/2014 - bonedocnine Likes this wine: 93 points

Mmmmmmmmmm.

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9/13/2014 - PinkMoonWinery Likes this wine: 93 points

Three flights of awesome (My house): Herbs, curry, classical central coast notes in the nose, licorice, and on the elegant side for now for a SQN shiraz, but this is due to the cool year and it will add weight with some more time in the bottle. SQN nearly always delivers...

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9/7/2014 - scott w Likes this wine: NR

My first SQN and wow was this fantastic, massive yes, deep and layered yes, balanced yes...what a fun drink.

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9/6/2014 - Thirsty1 Likes this wine: NR

This was the baby of the evening. Rambunctious in caparison to the 92 Diamond Creek Lake, 74 Heitz Martha's and 74 Gaja Barbaresco. Massive wine with lots of structure. Meaty with tons of ripe hanging black fruit. Full and weighty, this was the perfect wine to end a fantastic birthday dinner.

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8/9/2014 - AllRed wrote: 93 points

Double decanted off its sediment about three hours before dinner. Loads of black fruit, along with kirsch and meat qualities. Black fruit turns to blue fruit on the palate. Black raspberry, blackberry liqueur and violet tones.

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8/7/2014 - Uglypinga Likes this wine: NR

Ahhh back to form. Great nose of beef, blackberries and plums. No BBQ yet, which I love and comes with time. Full and mouth coating and a big hit at the table. Amazing wine.

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4/2/2014 - jctra Likes this wine: 98 points

Expected a fruit bomb like the 2008 Alban Reva. The SQN is, however, more elegant and more complex. Delightful fruit with a wealth of additional flavors, always accompanied by a delicate smokiness. Still very young and a long decanting absolutely necessary.

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3/29/2014 - ageverett wrote: 93 points

This is good stuff. Decanted for 3 hours and consumed over another hour. Drank side-by-side with 2005 Alban Reva Syrah and preferred this SQN. It is young, but very sexy (and not just the label). Big round purple notes. Large, heavy wine, but still manages to be well balanced. Has not fully developed secondary notes yet. If opening soon, suggest a long decant. With more air or more time in the bottle, expect this to be 94-95.

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3/16/2014 - jonnyoro wrote: 98 points

Immediately redolent of raspberry coulis; deep purple; voluptuous texture of raspberry sherbet, pepper, pine tar, and acacia... Mouthwatering acidity and firm, sweet tannin- The finish lingers for over a minute. A very complete wine... P.s. Coravined leaving 60%.

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2/8/2014 - mcsnooty wrote: NR

Great wine

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2/5/2014 - tcarter Likes this wine: 95 points

Double decanted in the morning, then let it slow ox in the uncorked bottle all day. Was singing 12 hours later for dinner.

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2/3/2014 - Jeff Leve wrote: 98 points

Inky in color, with layer after layer of fat, ripe, lush, luscious, sweet, dark berries, jam, earth, licorice and fresh ground esperesso beans. This is no shy sister of a wine. It's a big, bold, bad ass bottle of Syrah that is about as hedonistic as it gets.

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1/17/2014 - WineBerg Likes this wine: 94 points

Send-off in Style (Bourbon Steak, DC): Decanted 8 hours, and definitely needed it, but still too young. Leftovers with 24 hours of air on them were better.

Smells like SQN! Black and blue fruit, bacon, chocolate, briney oyster. Huge wine but as always, this is well balanced and carries it own weight gracefully. Will leave future bottles alone for a few more years though...

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12/16/2013 - Uglypinga Likes this wine: NR

I must be having an off night. Nice nose of blackberries, beef and cinnamon. The palate is a bit softer than that few bottles and the fruit somewhat hidden. Notes of beef and black licorice. Good, not great and not like the last few bottles.

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12/14/2013 - hanasowner wrote: 98 points

With a couple of fellow wine lovers in the mix, I told myself that I would open this if I was feeling festive...I didn't stand a chance. Popped and splash decanted...open for business. Pepper/spice, dark fruits, smooth and rich...plus a great label to boot. Lots of smiles.

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12/9/2013 - CManthei Likes this wine: 95 points

Tasted at Hedonism Wines in London. This wine is so think and viscous, it's like swirling syrup in the glass. Dark purples and violets cascade down the sides of the glass after aeration. Beautiful. But wow, what a huge huge wine! It's a bit of a fruit bomb for me, but I can see how some people would love this wine. Huge blueberries and dark fruits mixed with herbal and spicy notes. Nice, typical syrah pepper and asian spices... This wine is massive. It needs years and years in the bottle in my opinion to give it that 95+ score. Still, such a pleasure to try it!

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11/13/2013 - Thirsty1 Likes this wine: NR

drank at bistro db moderne in miami. this bottle was consistent with the previous note. double decanted 3 hours before dinner. (bottle to vintauri into decanter -2 hours - then aerering funnel back into bottle. this isn't a food friendly wine, whichi isn't a bad thing, it's just too massive. but it sure is great. unctious, thick, viscous, boysenberry.

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2010 Sine Qua Non Syrah Five Shooter

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11/8/2013 - Loren Sonkin wrote: 97 points

Colgin, SQN, SHS, Saxum, Bevan, DP ++++ (GHT): Wow. This is an amazing wine. I am sure some won't like this style, but if you do, this rocks. Black raspberries, blueberries, a bit of dark chocolate, smoke and black pepper. It is drinking well right now. It is a huge wine, but with a rich velvety texture that drinks well. I don't know if this will shut down, but it is unctuous and open now. Long finish. I get the argument that these may be too big for some food, but at this point, there is so much flavor, I had no issues.

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11/6/2013 - jwolniak wrote: 92 points

Sine Qua Non Tasting - Domaine Wine Storage Chicago - Nov 2013 (Domaine Wine Storage - Chicago): Nose has some game and I like it. Lots of spice coming through the front to hit the mid, finishes from the mid with some darker fruit. A very nice syrah, better label.

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