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Archetypical French style syrah (with some grenache and mourvedre).
Very green and leafy on the nose. Some anise, iodine, tar, and smoke.
Full bodied and densely flavoured. A strong herbaceous streak (rosemary and bay leaf comes to mind) with liquorice root, and plenty of dry, dusty tannin (reminiscent of old leather books). Reminds me of a Northern Rhone syrah. Very long finish.
Complex and savoury. Long decanting and pouring it through an aerator teased out some fruit.
Ultimately a serious sort of wine. A critics wine you might say. If all this sounds good to you it's worth a try.
. A chewy streak of tannin such as one won’t usually encounter at this address manages fortunately to meet its match in sheer richness of dark cherry fruit, while undertones of dark chocolate, licorice, and toasted walnut add bittersweet depth that persists in a resonant, baritonal finish. Saline and alkaline mineral notes add interest and invigoration and for all of its richness and emphasis on low-tones, this evinces remarkable buoyancy ... Look for at least 5-7 years of delight from this. Score: 93-94 (David Schildknecht, erobertparker.com, June 2011)