Tasted during Duemani portfolio wine tasting. Dark and intense, Showing aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant, black cherry, cola, some dirt, vanilla and sweet toasted oak. Dense and showing lots of structure, but fresh on palate, along with black cherry, balsamic, rustic and earthy undertones. Long finish with pepper aftertaste and firm tannins.
Gorgeous deep rich purple, almost a pomerol. On the nose oaky but not unpleasantly so. Characterisic blackcurrant, petrol (a little hotness perhaps) but also a hint of nut.. Is it walnut. Rich creamy palate, tannins are smooth. I was apprehensive having read Jancis Robinsons review but I really enjoyed this, yes it is sweet and Oaked but that's part it's make up... Tarted up finish... No really for me.
A very elegant Syrah. Concentrated with a silky texture. Rather accessible after 2 hours and evolves nicely for another 2.5 hours after that. Very rich, cherry, wild berry marmalade, liquorice and much more. Should keep for another decade. Already great, but best to wait a little longer. Drink 2015-2024
The previous time I had it was at an Italian wine tasting event. Given that this was pretty much the only Syrah I had (alongside the 2010), this was bound to capture my attention, despite an otherwise exhausted palate. Now I have had an opportunity to try it out without the all the distraction, with and without food (works well with game casserole, btw). Followed winemaker recommendation - opened 2-3 hours in advance, but haven't decanted (but pour carefully since some small sediment particles are present).
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