Purchased in 2010 and cellared for 4+ years. Dark opaque red, aromas of stewed plums, dark chocolate, a touch of spice, and wet earth. Very powerful, intense aromas but not complex or attractive. Good acidity and balance, but a bit dirty with flavors of black fruits, dirt, and damp wine cellar. Finishes clean and dry. Really doesn't have much Syrah character. Drink now.
smells well northern rhone syrah, not earthy but more like a grill brick with under tones of subtle red fruit and dried potpourri, the palate has a gorgeous texture, plums, very one dimensional but not in a bad way hint of raspberry
Conc: Solid lovely drinking at its peak I think now
Solid, good food wine. Syrah at 12.5%, what a pleasant change. Served against a grilled sirloin, and that was nice. Nice minerality in the core, purple fruit. Finish was a bit short, but a pleasant wine and drinking well now.
This has really settled into its groove, showing deeply smoky and meaty Syrah notes amid a graphite minerality. The texture is all vieilles vignes richness. This has some time to go but is really delicious now.
From memory. fairly opaque red-purple, dry flowers and black fruit nose, blackberry and smoky meat palate, medium finish. Pleasant Rhone syrah with food but not interesting enough to much stand on its own.
Another reviewer noted this wine was a one-note song - and I couldn't agree more. Unfortunately for me, that note was rather wimpy unto itself, and never really rang true even given time out of bottle. Nothing displeasurable here, other than a slight sour note, but little to recommend either. I don't see this as having the backbone to gain strength with any more time ... so drink now, or give away :(
Nearly pitch black at the core with some deep maroon around the rim. The nose is brooding with a mix of black fruit and black pepper. The pepper element adds some depth, but this is quite fruity for Syrah. The entry is a lovely mix of citrus and blackberry. Searing acidity begs for some food which we happily obliged. Some pleasant, soft tannic structure adds a dimension on the finish.
This is a bit of a one note wine, but what a note it is. Imagine harvesting fresh, perfectly ripe blackberries and pressing them into juice and drinking it up immediately. Just a lovely expression of fruit and acid. Drank with a pheasant and Rosemary pate. Just delicious.