If anyone doesn't think these wines will hold up, my experience with this wine suggests it would last for some time yet. Although it is not the inky purple I remember, the color is still dark and consistent with almost no bricking. The nose has the berries - mostly cherry and raspberry to me - that I associate with a number of Carlisle syrahs. The wine has clearly mellowed and the fruity freshness has been replaced with a more muted taste but the fundamentals feel like they have not changed a great deal. Solid structure and full bodied with mostly dark fruits and some meaty elements. I drank it over 3 days and it was still very drinkable on the 3rd day. Have 2 more of these and will continue to let them go the distance.
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