P&P. MASSIVE wine. The aromas almost blew me away. Huge, sweet fruit and lots of alcohol (16% abv). But...lacking structure. Mid-palate was hollow and flabby, no tannins, acid was okay, but for the $$ and amount of fruit, the wine was disappointing. Good with food, but tedious to drink alone. I think this would have been more enjoyable at a younger age. Seems like time hasn't been kind and the fruit and alcohol has taken over. I did detect a bit of the syrupy/porty notes of oxidation, so it's possible this wine is just past prime. Storage was impeccable however (bought from winery, drove it home and stuck in temp. controlled cellar). I would highly recommend drinking these up if you have them. They are not going to improve. Drink now, no decant needed.
Too strong out of the gate. Decanted 90 minutes. Nice but not great. Agree with a few other writes that this is probably at its peak or slight backside. Soft, old vine taste (sweet), but nice spice and layering.
Some what hot, but nice dark color and extraction. I may have scored this higher if it was drank on its own. Tasted it BLIND with 4 Reynvaan Syrahs and the 2008 Jaffurs Bien Nacido Syrah and everyone in our group chose this as number 6. This clearly surprised me when the wines were unveiled.
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