APPEARANCE: clear; deep ruby, medium legs & tears NOSE: clean; pronounced intensity; flavour characteristics: prune, plum, blackberry, black cherry, red cherry, bramble, white pepper, sweet spice, liquorice, forest floor; developing PALATE: dry; high acidity; full body; medium+ tannin (fine grained); high alcohol; long finish; pronounced flavour intensity; flavour characteristics: as per nose: prune, plum, liquorice, blackberry, white pepper, forest floor, mint READINESS FOR DRINKING: can drink now, but has potential for ageing FURTHER REMARKS: Outstanding wine. What a concentration and vitality for a wine that is already more than 10 years old! Beautiful complexity, close to the summit of what can be achieved with Syrah. Despite the very dominant components to work with, a good balance is achieved. Plenty of time to drink if you have any.
Decanted about one hour and drank over two additional hours. Truly not my cup of tea. Very nice, rich berry nose; dark as night in color, but otherwise I thought I was drinking a California Syrah, very few of which I have ever enjoyed. I really did not enjopy this at al..
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