This is a ripe red made from grapes grown around 1.5 tons an acre. It starts with an intriguing aroma of red liquorice, pepper and raw steak. On palate, there are generous flavours of plums, black cherries and red liquorice. The texture is full, rich and elegant.
This is terrific! One of those rich, molten syrahs that slips and slides its away from start to finish. The nose is a bit reserved but still shows lovely pepper, licorice/caraway, black olive/berry fruit and B.C. sage. It’s full bodied, very smooth and creamy without being soupy. Very clean lines here, with quite well integrated tannin and alcohol, although it should sit another couple of years to calm a touch of roasted coffee bean bitterness. The length is excellent. This wine is exquisite! Best 2014 to well beyond 2020.
Wow. First class syrah here, a big step up from the Le Vieux Pin’s already very good “regular” syrah. This has incredibly dense and complex flavours spanning the spectrum from smoke and tar to ripe but not jammy fruit, garrigue, liquorice, faded roses and violets, and top notch dark chocolate. The palate is really well balanced and poised, with terrific flavour intensity without excessive extraction, just well-managed tannins and juicy acidity, leading into a long, long finish. Absolutely terrific and highly inviting now, but likely best 2014-2020.