March 2014 |
Icon Wines: Review of 2011 Syrah
The nose of this Northern-Rhone inspired Syrah is divine, with layers of white pepper, violet flowers, cured meat, vanilla-cola and black cherry aromas producing a heavenly, feminine bouquet that you will want to quaff for hours. The palate is a little more grounded on Earth with cool vintage intensity and body, offering a flavour profile of pepper, cherry, field berry, vanilla and oak. A touch of grapefruit acidity edges the balance towards sour on the long, spicy finish. Drink 2014-2018.