Saturday 12 January 2019

Drinking Tonight - 2015 Syrah, Lilian

2015 Syrah, Lilian
After tasting this a couple of months ago I bought some and thought that it was time for a test drive in my home environment.
The nose is a dream - cool, energetic notes of hand pounded veal meat, chrushed white peppers, bay leaves, ripe blueberries and ripening blackberries, bonfire smoke and a hint of cocoa. Very deep and refined. Young of course but shows a really fine balance.
The taste is handsome and seamless with notes of a dried up blueberry pie, Finnish licorice, burning birch wood, white pepper and violets en masse. The finish is long, structured and sports a handful of polished tannins. Really fine. With home made burgers and Heston Blumenthal´s chips, a perfect pair. 8+ years.
96p   (tasted 2019/01)

Earlier vintages tasted:
2013   (93p)
2010 & 2012   (93p/97p)

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