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Professional Ratings: 93 Wine Enthusiast, 91 The Wine Advocate
Style: Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Item no. 117777
A dark purple color is followed by complex aromas of jammy blackberries, violets, cassis and freshly ground white pepper. In the mouth, it displays a core of blackberry fruit, with accents of game, mineral and toast. This has well-knit tannins and excellent acidity. Displays tremendous fruit intensity and smooth velvety texture. It has good underlying acidity that provides vibrancy and a spectacularly rich and prolonged finish.
Ideal accompaniment of red meats, lamb, and strong cheeses.
There are more similarities than differences among the Griñon varietal roster, but a favorite has to be this dense and meaty Syrah. While not the most sauvage or iconoclastic Syrah on the market, it excels with a delicious plum and berry palate and searing intensity. It's all fruit and power, but in that style it's quite something.
The 2004 Syrah reveals aromas of smoked meat, lavender, and blueberry. Dense and layered, it will benefit from 2-3 years of additional cellaring and provide pleasure through 2019.