2010 Reynvaan Family - Syrah The Contender 750ml

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2010 Reynvaan Family - Syrah The Contender
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International Wine Cellar | 93(+?)

(includes 4% marsanne): Good deep red. Initially subdued nose opened with air to show varietally accurate scents of raspberry, woodsmoke, game and brown spices. Sweet, plush and impressively deep, with an impression of baby fat leavened by firm acidity and a saline underpinning. The red fruit and game flavors carry well on the rising, very long finish, which features building, seamless tannins.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 171

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Wine Advocate | 96

Even richer, the 2010 Syrah The Contender has a serious, deep and layered profile with notions of blackberry, smoked plums, ground pepper, big minerality, lavender and hints of gamey beef all emerging from the glass. These characteristics carry over to the palate where the wine is full-bodied, beautifully polished, concentrated and structured. Showing masses of finely honed tannin on the finish, this knockout effort will evolve gracefully for 12-15+ years or more. Drink 2015-2027.

Drink Dates: 2015-2027
Issue: 207

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Wine Spectator | 93

Firm in texture, with dense tobacco and brown sugar accents to the blackberry and licorice flavors, lingering against lightly crunchy tannins on the finish.

Drink Dates: 2015-2020
Author: Harvey Steiman

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Score: 89
Author: Jon S495
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 10/14/2013
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