2003 was a hot year, but somehow the syrah has a full meaty quality, generous fruit, some acidity and no raisin/overripe issues.
With lamb shank, it was just right.
Drink now and for another 4-6 years.
I also had this once with a South African dish with spices and raisins, the name escapes me, and it was fantastic then also. — 5 years ago
Like a bowl full of meaty fruity olives. — 5 years ago
Not bad, certainly for the price. Your company will be the determining factor on how much you care for this wine. I had it with a great date, so I loved it. — 5 years ago
Having my last bottle. A beautiful glossy texture, and I may not have tasted a more pure expression of raspberry in a wine ever. The oak is apparent, but after initial attack, melds into the wine to be a player in the symphony rather than a lead. I'm a little disappointed I'm not sharing it with a friend and most certainly disappointed it's my last bottle. There are more profound wines, but the prove and quality ratio will make this a memorable wine. — 5 years ago
Pretty much as good as Beaujolais gets for me. Plenty of structure in this vintage, while still full of that gamay fruit. Now or long (ish) haul. — 5 years ago
"Holy crap that's good " is exactly what I said to myself after one sip. — 5 years ago
Well, just what it should be. Unmistakable Chianti flavours. A little bit of grip, but ready to drink. Plenty of fruit as well. Not long term, maybe 6 years if you're pushing it or a fan of nothing but secondary fruit. Really good for under $22. — 5 years ago