Our last bottle. The tannins have resolved to a large extent, although some still remain. What's left, after a two hour decant, is blackberry liqueur with a modest touch of oak and notions of smoke and iodine. While it can probably stay in the cellar for a couple more years without decline, I don't think there is much positive evolution ahead, either.
This wine is simply outstanding. Beautiful blueberry and lavender profile with a spicy formata. Such elegance and finess. This is why I drink wine. God bless John Donlan! Served with rack of LAmb. I recommend decanting this wine as it will throw a ton of sediment.
Nose: There is a real plush quality to the nose with dark red fruits, black cherries, smoke, blue fruits, and some spices with a touch of pepper. There is a plushness to the nose, but it's well balanced with a good fruit core.
Taste: Full bodied with medium acidity and chewy tannins. There is a plushness to the feel with dark red fruits, black cherries, black pepper, and spice tones.
Overall: This still has a youthfulness to it. The fruit isn't necessarily evolved, but it's well balanced. There is a long way to go for this wine.
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(Pax Adler Springs Syrah) #2; COLOR-super dark; NOSE-huge blueberry pie; licorice; thick & viscous; very rich; grape Big League Chew; TASTE-little more green than I expected; a massively rich explosive fruit bomb; creaminess; hints of Vanilla; blackberries; very well made; not fake, very pure; hints of acorn/walnuts; huge attack, monster wine; more structured & true than many New World fruit bombs; little coffee on the finish; GV-92
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