"A gorgeous wine and easily the most approachable of the ’09 Syrahs. Possessing a vibrant, opaque purple color, as well as captivating and brilliantly pure aromatics of blackberry and raspberry liqueur, charred meat, violets, ground pepper, and serious minerality, the wine is medium+ bodied on the palate and possesses an elegant, perfectly balanced, streamlined profile. Far from a fruit bomb, this opens up over the evening and highlights a supple, seamless texture, fantastic integration of acidity, fruit, and tannin, and a long, structured finish. Given the balance and purity, this is no doubt superb now. However, I think it will be even better with bottle age. I would give bottles 2-4 years in the cellar, at which point this should drink well for a 10-15 years." 94jd
100% Syrah aged 12 months in French oak (50% new).