Deep purple/red, compared to last bottle, more complexity on the nose, really nice meaty elements, black fruits and brambles but having to compete with strong smoky oak aromas - well balanced, good not great length, still some big tannins, if I had another bottle I would take a chance and keep it for another 3-5 yrs - tasty, well made syrah.
After reading a TN from someone who just drank an 02 Morrison Lane, I figured it was high time to open one of my 2003's. Holy sh#t is all I can say. What a total slut of a wine. Deep, deep purple color with an aroma of fruit, fruit, fruit. Any hint of tannin is long gone and at 14%, not much heat from the alcohol either. It was a bit shy at first so I let it sit for about an hour and boy did it come to party after that. Blackberries, blueberries, black cherries, and other fruits just filled your mouth and made you smile. It doesn't take a Mensa member to enjoy this wine (not exactly thought provoking but damn was it good). Another hedonistic effort from Charles and I would expect nothing less! 92pts.
First bottle I have opened since release. Very distinct nose of black fruit, subtle oak, sweat and white pepper. Blackberries, pepper and smoked meat on the palate. Seems too hot. Full mouthfeel with a nice long finish. I believe this could use an extended sleep before we taste another.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.