Bright and showing more red and dried fruit as the primary palate, mellowed leathery tannin, anisette, cedar, wet pine forest floor, hints of tertiary aromas, lots of acid. Falling apart a little in the hour it's been open. Not sure if this should be held a lot longer - the acid's there but the structure doesn't seem cut for the long haul. Excellent wine.
I should have read the other reviews about drinking too early. It was tight, tart and not much of a finish, despite decanting1+ hour. Blueberry and black pepper and hints of minerality. I had high hopes as I am such a big Rhone and Rhone style fan. One more bottle in the cellar, give it more time (2 years) and decant much longer when I finally open it.
Deep color. Aromas of black fruit, pepper, florals, licorice and meat. Balanced, with medium tannins and flavors of dark fruit, pepper and roasted game. Lengthy finish; terrific balance. Easy to pick out as Syrah- and an excellent one at that!
Lovely bouquet of black cherries, camphor, black pepper. Bright and tangy. While sweet and racy with lots of Syrah character, this lacks depth and structure and it fairly rough around the edges.... This has opened up a lot since I last had it and based on this bottle, it is ready to go.
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(Lagier Meredith Syrah) Great aromatics, with blue fruit, black fruit, berries and floral nose; blue fruit, honeycomb, sage, berry, blackberry palate, surprisingly accessible now but lots there; medium-plus finish (for Sept. '09 release)
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