Bright appearance, dark and deep red. Very ripe and dense nose, remarkably focused on flavor, offering solid blackberry and cherry flavors. At the end a lasting smoky yet rich black-tar. Firm in texture, with fine grained tannins supporting bright fruit. There's already some complexity beginning to develop out of its firm, quiet, supple core.
Cellaring potential: Drink now through 2015.
"A lush, ripe and potently structured syrah, this Marqués offers a seductive combination of tart red and black fruit. The flavors are backed by firm acidity, suggesting it will evolve well over the next several years. Or decant it now for grilled sausages."
Wine & Spirits
"Dense and ripe, with layers of mouthfilling Linzer torte, hoisin
sauce, plum pudding and licorice snap, all backed by solid grip
on the briar- and spice-filled finish. Very solid. Drink now through