This just keeps getting better. Opened about 45 minutes before tasting. BLACK fruits and licorice on the nose. Same fruit and licorice on the palate, along with a boatload of crushed pepper. Fairly viscous. That, along with almost explosive fruit, made for a finish that's a whole lot better than a $27 California Syrah has any right to provide. It's obviously holding up reasonably well, so it probably has a few good years left.
Just great. Opened for an hour with a glass poured off. Complex, smooth and thoroughly integrated. Not heavy or sweet. Great earth soil flavors. Finish lingers a long time. Wow! Need to do this with more of my Carlisle's.
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