Double-decanted for sediment. The wine began to open up a bit more after 45 minutes, but not noticeably different. Cloudy (probably could have used a stand-up for a day or two), but at a near-plateau maturity. I agree with pifcho's note that the wine is more Tuscan than syrah; notes of bramble, red berry, cherry and loam aromas. It was a bit "one note" but still a very pleasant note. Great value.
This tastes more Tuscany than syrah, but no complaints as it is really good. Slightly bricking full color, pretty cloudy. Very juicy and lively on the palate with amaretto, blueberry, licorice and mineral notes. A ton of midpalate action and a nice long finish. This tastes very youthful and fresh and should have a long live ahead, but is absolutely delicious today. A lot of sediment here, so consider decanting. Notes were pretty consistent on day 1 and 2.
This bottle was worlds apart from the flawed a few weeks ago. Great nose of olive, herbs, earth, with some dark fruit poking behind it. Took a while to really open up, about 2 hours, then started to fade. This was medium bodied, with a medium finish.
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