My Rating 81 Points.
Dark inky in color with a short purplish rim.
Very strong on the nose with blackberries, figs, raisins, alcohol, turpentine, cloves, cedar, ripen cherries, flowers, coffee, chocolates, vanilla extract, black pepper and spices.
Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity and great legs.
Tart and dry on the palate with blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raisins, oak, vanilla, licorice, eucalyptus, leather, cloves, cedar, brandy, alcohol, spices and lots of peppercorn.
Long finish with soft tannins (almost none) and peppercorn.
I had this Syrah last year, and it was much different. This time it was very tired and unbalanced.
This 4 year old Syrah, is probably over the hill. Felt a lot of alcohol on the nose and palate.
I Had a glass at a restaurant, from a new bottle, but it probably was not kept well.
15% alcohol by volume.