July 1, 2014 - Noticed a LOUD note of cedar when I first decanted it, but that faded pretty quickly. Still, a bright woodsy nose throughout. Just a hint of eucalyptus on the palate. Very enjoyable with a grilled steak.
January 15, 2013 - Agree exactly with Richardhod. Thank goodness the forte is not very noticeable in this vintage. Very good especially given the QPR.
January 8, 2013 - With roast lamb, a Scott Harvey Syrah, his 06 Mountain selection. Not as complex as the Buena Vista Ramal Chard I had beforehand, but once it opened up after 30 minutes, it zinged and zipped around nicely, as Scott's picking a point tends to do. Still a little port-y, but only slightly, and that addition just mellows and keeps it relatively one-dimensional but very round and comforting. A good, deep fun winter wine. I think I prefer it with lamb stews and deep flavours like that, but it was lovely with the roast leg.
March 11, 2012 - Corked bottle, or at least flawed in some way similar.
January 22, 2012 - Everyone enjoyed this wine which we had with dinner; lasagna was served
December 27, 2011 - Great wine, no tannin, well balanced and a pleasure to drink. decanted
September 29, 2011 - Initially it's coming off as kind of hot, lots of spice and alcohol. Clearly great acid, but an every-so-slightly perceptible touch of sugar. Probably there is a bit of Forte blended in here as Scott tends to do.
After a while open, it's getting better and better. Bigger, fuller body than I was expecting, but nice flavours and textures. This is a wine that needs time to show its strengths.
July 15, 2011 - Think this one is still way too young but it's a big Syrah! Lots of dark fruits with some pepper on the back end. Full mouth feel and chewy as all heck. Beautiful fruit on the nose too. Drank it alone but think this one would pair nicely with food.
June 3, 2011 - Nice wine with eucalyptus hints.
April 27, 2011 - Corked.