Inky looking with pencil lead and dark berries on the nose. Leather and blue fruits on the palate supported by more lead and some Forrest notes. Loads of tannins and grit still. Drank this over three days and it would've softened for five.
Really big and jammy out of the blocks. First impressions were - overripe balckberry jam at about 17%, but it is actually 14,5% and after about 1 hour it settlied down to a dull roar. Still big and fruity, but more of a back palette develops with time. More typical of Zin than Petite Syrah, it is bone dry on the finish. I enjoyed it more as it opened, and know that it is a quality wine. Just undecided as yet if it is a quality wine for me.
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