The 2010 Lucero will benefit from some air. Its aromas and flavors are concentrated, but slow to reveal themselves. Subtler, and not quite as wild and wooly as some previous vintages of Kingston syrah. Less electric guitar and more acoustic. Wet rocks, black (but not super ripe) fruits, and a hint of grilled meat. Classy.
"A voluptuous version of a cool-climate syrah, this ripened to sweet flavors of blackberries and raspberries. The fruit is layered over a soft, unctuous texture."
Wine & Spirits
"Ripe yet cut, offering a more classical profile of olive paste, pepper and game notes to the pure boysenberry, black currant and plum skin fruit character that sports a mineral edge on the finish."
"Inky ruby. Smoky dark berries, black pepper and licorice on the deeply scented nose and in the mouth. Plush and expansive, with slow-building spiciness adding back-end lift. Closes with smooth, even tannins, a touch of bitter chocolate and very good peppery persistence. Show a distinctly Old World character that I find quite interesting."
International Wine Cellar