Another wonderful Carlisle. Deep purple with big notes of smoked meat and cool blue fruit. Nose is marred slightly by some alcoholic heat on the back end, but otherwise a great example of an aged Carlisle syrah. Impressive at 15 years, fully integrated and balanced, but still not showing much tertiary development. Could stand to rest for another 5-10 years.
Opens with dark fruit on the nose. Palate is loaded, fruity, plummy and rich. Slightly roasted and there is a healthy nit of oak here. Some heat on the finish. I might say Australian had this been blind. Ever so slightly one-dimensional IMO. Drinks well with some air. Tasty, if you love boatloads of dark fruit and aren't scared by the alkeehol.
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