This took a little while to get going and certainly showed better once paired with food. Muted nose that eventually showed hints of fruit. On the palate some richness and depth, but it never really reached the apogee that many Siduri/Novy wines reach. Perhaps this is why it was on sale at the winery…. thedrunkencyclist.com
At this stage I'm finding quite a bit of burnt rubber and pepper in the aromas with an almost sharp and tangy finish to the wine. I'm not a fan of the 2006 syrah's that I have tasted recently, and many presented with much better fruit a few years ago. Score range (85-88).
A little mint or menthol lift to the nose, along with blackberry, plum, blueberry - all ripe but not jammy. Big boned and not flabby, there's nice acidity here along with a dollop of unresolved tannin, also a little leather and espresso. Maybe a touch of alcoholic heat on the finish, but this is tamed with both time in the decanter and food. Lovely, with life to go yet.
Short decant. Nose started with some good CDR qualities, leather and flint. Blueberry on the palate and some salinity on the medium finish. Nose definitely settled down quickly. Alcohol was noticeable to me (surprising since I think it listed at 14.2), but it was a hair to warm so that may have been the reason.
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