Bright ruby-red in color, with an expressive nose that shows sweet spices such as cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg that come from the oak barrels and heighten the wine's fresh fruit profile, while light meaty and balsamic touches lend complexity. The smooth palate has fine tannins that create a firm but friendly attack and flavors that confirm the aromatic profile, dominated by the sweet spices and red and black fruits. An excellent acidity promises a long life ahead in the bottle.
"A deep, dark Syrah with cola, spice, pepper, cedar and olive notes to go with more familiar blackberry and mocha. The palate is deep and pure, with juicy acidity pushing herbal berry and layered spice flavors. Has good flow and feel, and overall it strikes the right chords."