More Vintages and Sizes of Colgin - Syrah IX Estate:
International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 10111
Good deep ruby-red. Very closed but pure nose offers crushed black cherry, licorice, dark chocolate and licorice; showing less of the game and truffle qualities of other vintages. Moderately sweet and ripe but a bit stunted on the palate; juicy but could use more pliancy. Dark berry flavors are firmed on the end by substantial tannins. This may well be passing through a sullen stage: will it expand and gain in flesh with more time in bottle?
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Author: Robert Parker
Not to be forgotten are the 400+ cases of Colgin's Estate IX Syrah. The French-styled 2006 IX Syrah Estate offers an exotic nose of roasted meats, bouquet garni, and flowers, silky tannins, and full-bodied blackberry and cherry fruit. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.
Author: James Laube
An amazing Syrah, vivid, juicy and concentrated, with blackberry and wild berry fruit providing the centerpiece to this complex, full-bodied beauty, which reveals hints of mineral, spice and pebble as it unfolds, ending with firm, chunky fruit flavors.
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 03/28/2011
Good nose. Nice fruit and texture.A very alcoholic wine. Heat at the end which keeps this wine from higher marks. Despite the heated finish still a good wine.
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