Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Amistad Syrah 2012 94 Points

Perfume Syrah, Northern Rhone inspired, multi layered, profound and captivating, elegant structure, savory texture, bright freshness, plush tannins, pin point mid palate stuffing, Jacques, pushing the boat further out, compared to maiden vintage (93+ Points?) irresistible now, yet so much stamina, if one can resist to cellar.

Tasted over 6 days with consistent ratings.

Alcohol: high | 14% abv

Origin: Franschhoek

Notes: plums | berries | orange peel | lavender | stony

Ideal drinking occasions: winter time

Serve with: garlic and parsley crusted 10 minutes wood fired roasted milk fed rack of lamb

Drink: now until 2028