2013 No 2 Syrah, Andremily
When popped and poured it was all over the place with a grain alcohol touch in the finish (15,2%). But after six hours in a decanter, the beast has turned into a beauty. The nose is deep, taut and complex with notes of blackberries, freshly laid asphalt, violets, geranium, hard toasted bread and iron. Very fine. A lovely sweetness to the fruit.
The taste is packing a punch but a elegant one, with notes of a blueberry pie, tar, smoke, flower water and a balsamic touch. Very, very long with a fine warmth. Structured. Just lovely. Great wine. 6+ years. 89% Syrah and 11% Mourvedre.
97p (tasted 2021/01)