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2009 Lillian Syrah Santa Barbara

  • 94 IWC
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SKU: 241341-2009

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Inky purple. Explosive aromas of candied dark berries, incense, violet and patchouli, with woodsmoke, olive and Asian spice nuances adding complexity. Lush, palate-coating black and blue fruit compote flavors are energized by bright spice and mineral notes. Picks up candied violet and licorice notes on the sweet, impressively long finish, which is given grip by late-arriving tannins. With its suave marriage of power and energy, this is built for the long haul. There's no way I'd have guessed that this wine clocked in at 15.2% alcohol save for its fruit intensity. I had the chance to revisit the outstanding 2008 Lillian and was pleasantly surprised by how delicious it is showing right now. I'll bet that it will be even better in another five years but I couldn't fault anyone for drinking it now, especially if they've got a decent stash in reserve.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: November/December 2012
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Doug
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Not bad and not great
    Author: Reez Wine Celler

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 150 bottles owned
  • 33 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 33 collectors)