Holding together very well but showing its age, primarily on the nose. Color is still dark, slight bricking at the edges. Impressed with this 15 yo syrah. Opened a 2010 Gramercy syrah after finishing this bottle. Taking age out of the equation, the Gramercy never had a chance against this.
Haven't had one of these in 6 years. Opened without any research....surprised how young it's drinking. Flavor profile that reminds me of some Oz shiraz, though not the heavy Parkerized ones. Decent balance of fruit, acidity and tannins suggest some further aging can be handled. The only question mark is a bit of alcohol heat on the mid-palate. Perhaps a decant would have helped, but I wasn't really expecting it to be needed.
I repeat my notes of Dec. 2013: Still a brooding Relentless than can be drunk or stored for years. Dark, dark red/purple. Nose of good aged Syrah with some Petite Syrah, blackberries, tar, spice, and black pepper. Needs a few hours of open time to show off. Nice attack and mid, with 20 second finish and noticeable tannins. Purchased at release.
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