• boatman72 Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 18, 2018 - This drinking very well. Typical Wellington Syrah - delicious!

  • ccrida Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 14, 2018 - Last of 4 bottles, it was delicious and still going strong, but drinking beautifully now, so no regrets. Soft tannins, blueberry and tobacco, awesome with bbq brisket, just enough acid to cut through, and still robust enough fruit to stand up to the smoked beef.

  • McMalbec Likes this wine: 89 points

    October 3, 2015 - Still drinking nicely. Pleased to find that I have a few left. Peter makes good wines at an affordable price.

  • Ajrod27 Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 18, 2015 - This wine is in a great place right now. Color is deep red, not yet bricking. Big nose of fresh ripe blackberries, mission figs, fennel, sarsaparilla, leather, and hints of white pepper. Palate says blackberry and pepper, with a slightly bitter, long leathery finish. Still has plenty of tannin and will likely continue to improve over the next few years. A nice balance of fresh and secondary flavors. I'm ecstatic that I still have a bottle remaining! Hoping I can find more of this at a decent price.

  • rjquillin Likes this wine:

    December 14, 2014 - Sad, my only '06 and I thought I had more, but not this vintage; and Peter is SO. He does nice things with his estate syrah.

  • BuffaloLou Likes this wine: 91 points

    March 4, 2013 - C: Plum purple.

    N: Leather, blueberry pie, Bing cherries, fennel, dill, and violets. Absolutely gorgeous nose.

    P: On the tip of the tongue I'm getting pomegranates. On the mid-palate, it's a medley of black and red berries: blackberries, plum, cherries.

    F: Very long

    Beautifully balanced and structured with bold fruit and complexity. Nice acidity should help it go the distance. Big and juicy in the mouth. I regret not buying more as this is an excellent QPR!

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  • NEDoc Likes this wine: 88 points

    January 31, 2013 - Definitely needed time to breathe. Not a fruit bomb wine, but a nice balance of gamey with some dark fruits.

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  • merryberry wrote: 90 points

    December 3, 2012 - Consistent with last year's note. Rich aroma, wonderful mouthfeel, delicious. Give yourself a treat and make sure to save at least half for the next day.

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  • richardhod Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 11, 2012 - Outstanding Syrah, and drinking very nicely for a medium-young one. This one not corked and it's such a difference! Much better aftr 24 hours in the decanter, as it's good but tight the first day even after an hour or two, albeit still good. This suggests it will indeed age well for another decade or two!
    North-Rhone style, and purple berries, rich, intense. Smooth, hefty body, but balanced acidity, fruit and soft tannins. Tannins are well-integrated now, but they are subtly apparent on the finish, with heft but not over-oaked cloyingness. The acidity zings beautifully, and on the mid-late palate has that almost minerally aspect to it which you want in a top-notch red.
    Highly recommended, and I'm so lucky to have bought a case of these at a steal! Will drink gradually, and keep some for a long long time.
    Worked very nicely with a cauliflower cheese w bacon and mushrooms. And with ham sandwiches. And a nice hefty root veg soup. Next time I'm having it with maybe cassoulet or something really special.

  • richardhod wrote: flawed

    October 22, 2012 - Sadly it was pretty heavily corked, (bottle whiffed) but even so it was actually drinkable! My friends didn't even notice, the fruit and structure are so powerful. The heavy TCA taint meannt it didn't taste of Syrah though, and I couldn't drink it... such a waste !