International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91($39; 14.9% alcohol; aged in 500-liter puncheons, 25% of which were new) Deep ruby-red. Sweet, crushed berries, roast coffee, game and an exotic whiff of orange peel on the nose. Sweet and thick but given verve and definition by racy acidity. This has excellent intensity. Long, slow-mounting finish features building tannins and flavors of black fruits. This should reward four or five years of aging.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2005
Wine Advocate | Rating: 89The deep ruby/purple-hued 2002 Syrah Estate reveals vivid aromatics of acacia flowers, blackberries, cassis, and creosote. Elegant and flavorful, with good underlying acidity, it is a vibrant, vivacious style of Syrah with considerable length.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 84 bottles owned
- 22 collectors