Deep ruby. Spice-accented aromas of blackberry, violet and smoky minerals, with a hint of olive in the background. Concentrated yet lively on the palate, offering pliant dark berry, floral pastille and cracked pepper flavors and a salty touch of olive paste. Fleshes out steadily with air and shows fine clarity and appealing sweetness on the long, gently tannic finish. All de-stemmed fruit and no new oak.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2033
100% Syrah. Aged for 16 months in old oak. Cask sample. Tasted blind. Tight nose at the moment. Lots of fresh acidity and slightly rustic tannins but with a nice broad spectrum of vivid dark fruits, subtle spice and an earthy undertone. A nice refreshing style, which will offer great pleasure in a year or two. (AC)
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2027