Groovy, Novy! Spectacular Syrah to the last glass of my final bottle, six years after original purchase. Berries, chocolates, espressos, and spices. All in super smooth texture with a finish that lasts and lasts.
What a fascinating Syrah. You know how they're usually full-throttle, in-your-face, fruit-forward, powerhouses? Well, now 8 years of cellar age have transformed this bottle into a sophisticated palate-tempter, that comes on soft and stays around long. It touches every part of my tongue, never too tart, never too sweet, never too soft, never too tannic. Berries, chocolates, espressos, and spices. Novy? More like Na Zdorovie!
In the life of every fine wine comes an apex, a time when it reaches its finest hours. I spent those hours with Novy last night. What a paragon of pleasure, the fruits of a supreme Syrah soaring high above the Russian River from whence they were born.
Consumed over multiple nights. I wanted a wine with some oomph but not a cab to go with a steak and this wine delivered. The tannins have mellowed enough to just take the edge off. The very dark wine showed really well on the pop and pour on the first night but was even better two nights later. Sad it was my last bottle.
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