Colour: Black, purpled crimson.
Nose: Demonstrating a welcomed finesse to the expected 2012 vintage concentration. This winemaker designed vineyard seems to have delivered an intensely seductive and already integrated core of buoyant black fruits, lifted violets and lavender, kalamata olives and asian spices but with an unmistakable, site-specific minerality. A clear gentleness drives this classically understated Syrah towards lofty heights. Aromatically, nuances of roasted meats and sprinkles of Jamon and Boudin-Noir are underpinned by whiffs of sweet coffee crème and blueberry brioche.
Palate: The classic beauty of the 2012 vintage is definitely the show pony here. An almost oxymoronic balance of power, drive and aromatics are seamlessly counterbalanced with a defined creamyness in the long, lithe polish of the impeccably balanced and silky palate. There is a seamless framework of muscularity but the sweet and supple tannins mask any rigidity. A racy exposure of what is lacey nuanced earth, minerality and spice offers a compelling drive.Sku: 6555