We were looking for something a little plusher last night and this fit the bill. Easy drinking and a little simple. Soft tannins. Today this is better balanced as the acidity seems to balance the fruit better. Gains a little olive note too. Not very complex but a tasty and easy drinking wine.
Similar notes and experience to the prior ones. Is was a dark, somewhat soft, but enjoyable Syrah.for the first hour, it was all about the fruit, which was lush and round. The second hour, things started to fill out a bit, and in came some meaty, peppery notes - but nothing overwhelming. Quite a nice wine.
PnP: Dark purple. Blackberry and briar on the nose... more restrained and elegant than "in your face" syrahs... smooth fruit flavors with hints of white pepper and spice... again, restrained. Integrated tannins and medium finish. Very nice. Thise who don;t like BIG syrahs will enjoy this.
Nose: Interesting aromas of damp moss and cement with assorted herbs and sauvage. Palate: Flavors mirror the nose with herbs, spices and burnt leaves in the background combining with black fruits and a medium length finish. My one and only bottle and a well made Carlisle for sure, but am surprised by the Tanzer 94 score. Although he scored this at around 1 1/2 years of age this is no 94 pointer in my book and I'm usually very close to Tanzer scores. Given how mature this is perhaps it was more compelling in it's youth, but based on this bottle 91 points, perhaps 91+ IMO. This went well with a convection roasted herb crusted sirloin roast.
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