A rather intensely colored, dark red with slight blue hue on the rim. The nose displays intense notes of black pepper, clove, wood ashes, tomato leaf or fresh laurel leaves, and vanilla. Dark berries and cherry aromas are shy, but may be revealed with a few months in the bottle. The tannins are very smooth, just a hint of dryness on the finish giving the wine an enjoyable savoriness. It’s mid-bodied and feels relatively low in alcohol compared to many Syrahs or Shiraz around these days.
Overall: a very fragrant, fruity and spicy Syrah with velvety texture, a dry mouthfeel, and interesting array of aroma complexity.