- Medium forming legs. It's lacking fruit with a medium body. Narrow texture with a short finish - Drank Dec 31, 2011. Not what I expected. Very tight. Just a hint of fruit and some light floral notes like violet. Not much happening. Tasting wasn't much better. Medium bodied, none of the Syrah like characteristics one would expect. Somewhat disappointing.
Opened and poured. Tight at first but after an hour it really opened up. Paired with grilled chicken, spicy ratatouille and pesto pasta it was big enough and had right touch of acidity to go with the meal. Beautiful nose, long finish. Wish I had more.
Opened and decanted for one hour. Light color, some fruit on the nose - a hint of strawberry or cherry. On the pallet a hint of the red fruit and a bit of fresh tannin. Paired with grilled salmon and asparagus it was a good match. Not sure it will get any better.