I am a long time fan of Reynvaan and the style of the syrah from there. But I have tasted all of the 2011 syrah lineup and all are a bit thin and weak in the mid-palate. Even the Stonessence is soft in the middle. Perhaps some weight with bottle age? The aromatics are beautiful and distinctively Reymvaan with funk, olives, warm stone. Nice flavors and a minerally finish. But for the price, all the 2011s are, presently at least, lacking.
Call it like it is. Very pretty aromatics. Palate is completely soft & lacking any sort of structure. Drinks just like Cayuse- not a great thing. Sweetness pervades anything else once air hits the wine. Nothing poor here, but wildly overpriced.
Typical Reynvaan syrah...Northern Rhone style, full-bodied and very flavorful, very pronounced aroma of smoke, leather, mushrooms, anise, oak, all perfectly balanced with acid and background tannin. Very drinkable for such a young wine. I can't imagine it can get much better with age than it already is. Tasted along with 2010 In the Rocks, which was also excellent, but a slightly lighter, more elegant style.