Aromas of plum, raw meat, spice and hints of pink, white and black peppercorns. Slight notes of cigar box cedar mixed with cracked wheat toast. Amazingly resolved approach with smooth persistent fine, luscious tannins. Full rounded wine that connects from front to back. Dark red fruits, cocoa and raspberries in the mouth lead to elongated finish. Undertones of leather and black tapenade combine in an intricate weave of savory and spice.
100% Syrah, aged 16 months in Ermitage French oak barriques (63% new). Bottled unfined and unfiltered.