Vinous | Rating: 94The 2013 No.2 is a big step up from the 2012. Beams of supporting acidity and tannin give the 2013 much of its pure, unbridled energy. Savory herbs, violets, graphite, smoke, menthol and licorice lead to an explosive finish. Although very young, the 2013 is shaping up to be a real beauty. The 2013 is 85% Syrah, 11% Mourvedre and 4% Viognier. About 35% of the fruit was vinified with whole clusters and the wine spent 23 months in French oak, 62% new. Vineyard sources are Larner, White Hawk and Harrison-Clarke.Drink Dates: 2017 - 2023Author: Antonio GalloniIssue: Aug 2015
Wine Advocate | Rating: 99The second release from Andremily's Jim Binns, the No 2 is an utterly profound blend of 85% Syrah, 11% Mourvèdre and 4% Viognier that saw a touch of whole cluster fermentation and 23 months in 62% new French oak barrels. Its inky purple color is followed by an incredibly pure bouquet of creme de cassis, pepper, caramelized meat, violets and hints of lavender. Big, full-bodied and luxuriously textured, it has a firm, structured, concentrated mid-palate as well as ripe tannin, notable freshness and a finish that just won't quite. Give this incredibly youthful, even backwards 2013 four to five years of cellaring, and enjoy bottles over the following two decades. Hats off to the team at Andremily!Drink Dates: 2019 - 2039Author: Jeb DunnuckIssue: Interim - May 2016
Jeb Dunnuck | Rating: 99I love the wines from Jim Binn’s Andremily label, and the 2013 Andremily No 2 is an incredible effort that offers blockbuster styled aromatics with an elegant, seamless, silky style on the palate. Crème de cassis, jammy blackberries, ground pepper, and exotic lavender notes change beautifully in the glass, and while it’s going to be very long-lived, it’s already a joy to drink. Enjoy this blend of 85% Syrah, 11% Mourvèdre, and 4% Viognier anytime over the coming two decades or more.Author: Jeb DunnuckIssue: Up From The Cellar #3 and a Few Misc New Releases
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 181 bottles owned
- 26 collectors