Dark ruby color – good saturation. Well-oaked aromas of earthy plum, dark berry spice and light “savory meatiness.” Lush palate – rich, very well-structured flavors of meaty blackberry, dark plum, cocoa, earth spices and a hint of violet. Excellent tannins, full middle fruit and a long finish – complex Penman Syrah! The oak level integrates well with the big fruit and tannins. A rich mouthful that is drinkable now, will be better in 2-3 years, and can go for a decade. Obviously one of our very best Syrahs ever.