My last bottle, alas. The cork was almost black and rang of prune and black cherry. Dark purple with no signs of bricking when poured. Full, dark fruit and earthy beginning followed by a chewy fig and cherry center. Soft smooth tannins disintegrated to a long finish. Minimal sediment. Such was a glorious bottle of Wellington Syrah!!
Opened another bottle, and it still is delicious! Beautiful color, deep red with some darker purple tint. The slight earthiness is almost gone, with some dark plum or fig on the nose. The palate is starting to balance nicely - dark cherry/chocolate (without bitterness) with a nice balanced acidity and tannin to the finish. Very nice wine that is integrating well over time.
A deep purple color with a subtle but a pleasant nose showing cherry, blackberry, and soil. The palate boasts ripe dark fruits: prune, plum, cherry, and dark berries. Some soil and mushroom counterbalances the fruit. There is a little bit of alcohol heat. With low acidity and tannins, this wine is pleasant and ready to drink.
Very different from the 06' this wine is much more earthy with notes of coffee and loads of dark fruit in the palate. Definitely full bodied and it throws quite a bit sediment. I would recommend letting it sit for a day or two right side up prior to opening. Enjoyable but not what I was expecting based on past experience. As always it a nice wine from Peter. Recommended.
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