Perfectly stored bottle. Dark ruby red in color. Lots of smoke, leather, spice and beef on the nose and palate. I also got some stewed tomatoes and iron on the finish. This developed nicely over the course of two hours and started to fade a little by the end of the night.
Fairly pale dusky ruby with a considerable orangey rim; Gorgeously mature Northern Rhone Syrah nose - undergrowth, saddle leather, spice and smoke with some roasted meats - good intensity at this age; silky smooth and delicate - lovely elegance. Excellent for the age.
(w/ beef prime rib) Showing much better than I was expecting with a superb nose, deep and complex. The palate was not on the same level, still nice but not showing the same complexity as the nose. Good length. Overall very enjoyable and a real steal at this price!
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