The nose expresses initial fresh lavender tones followed by licorice, cinnamon and marjoram. A broad, juicy, plummy entry supported by elegant silky tannins. Coffee, licorice and coconut fill the palate while careful barrel selection crafts a long lingering spicy finish.
Enjoy with a rich casserole, a hearty stew or any other full flavored dish.
"Bright medium-deep red. Carnal aromas of pepper and smoked meat. Silky on entry, then supple and soil-driven in the mid-palate, showing more smoke, pepper and spicy herbs than primary fruit. Spreads out nicely on the back end, finishing with fine-grained tannins. A suave and savory style--very much syrah, rather than shiraz."
International Wine Cellar