At 10 years old, this still comes across as young and primary when opened, with immense smoky and meaty notes overwhelming most of the rest of the wine. They subside with an hour or so in the decanter, coming more into balance with rich dark berry fruit and some mineral undertones. Tannins are resolved at this point, and the wine comes across as a little soft to my palate (but then again, I'm an acid/structure freak). The last third of the bottle the following day is even more restrained and elegant. I'm pretty shocked by the life left in this wine; not sure where it goes from here...
Tasted from 375, I enjoy the Novy line of wines, solid QPRs and this wine is no exception. Somewhat primary nose, blackberry and spice on the palate with a nice lingering finish. For $10 you can't go wrong.
Very nice. I had this in a 375ml bottle which was convenient as I wanted some syrah with my pasta. Not much on the nose but rich blackberry flavor. Good balance and medium length finish. Some spice and tar. Also good QPR.
Are you kidding me? This was $19? Yeah, it was, and it was freaking delicious. A little shy on the nose, but the fruit practically exploded on the palate, and it had a lllooonnnggg finish to boot. Tons of blueberry, a hint of pepper, and an almost citrusy acidity on the finish. Would have liked some more pepper and maybe some minerality, but how much complexity can you expect at this price?
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