Okay so I need to do a better job checking on my notes before I pull bottles from the cellar....the flavor profile is consistent with my previous note, and I agree this will be better with age, although this bottle opened up a little more than my previous bottle hence the slight improvement in score. Great Syrah but I do recommend more time!!
Nose: Fabulous aromas of blackberry jam, blueberries with all kinds of assorted herbs and creosote. Another reviewer mentioned sawdust (Rmonty below) which is a great descriptor and I agree. Palate: Very lush and soft with plush black and blue fruits although there is very little tannin which makes me wonder about longevity. There is still good acidity and some tannin but I think it best to consume this over the next 1-2 years. Drinking great right now with a medium to long finish and good lift thanks to the acidity. Solid! 92+ points.
Deep, dark color. Eucalyptus, toasted oak and sawdust on nose. Lively acidity with high, dry tannins. Flavors of blueberry crumb cake, black currant, Asian spice & cedar box. Recommend laying down for 2-4 more years (has potential to reach 95+ points).
Wow! Coming along nicely. Deep red-purple, almost opaque. All smoke and blueberry flavors. Terrific warm vintage fruit that is almost sweet with underlying cool climate herbal notes and textures. Rich mouth feel but completely balanced with integrated tannins. Papa's Block is always my top Carlisle syrah and this may be the best one yet.
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