Dark red and voluptuous, this 100% Syrah offers outstanding concentration, fresh fruit, and finishes with with great length and a note of smokiness.
Fabulous nose of licorice, mineral, tar and spices. Full-bodied, with supervelvety tannins and a long, long finish. Reminds me of a great vintage of La Chapelle in the late 1980s. Fabulous. A wine all in texture. Best after 2010.
This is an exceptional Syrah with a spirited Tuscan soul that delivers great intensity throughout and spicy tones of ripe fruit, smoked bacon, blueberry syrup and freshly milled black pepper. It's a beautiful expression of the variety with an impeccable mouthfeel and pristine flavors that ride strong until the very end.
As in past recent years, I find the 2005 Syrah the most compelling wine in this line-up. A veritable kaleidoscope of mint, cured meats, cracked black pepper, chocolate, earthiness and dark fruit emerges from this gorgeous effort. Remarkably layered and complex in a vintage that did not favor Syrah, this sumptuous wine possesses superb balance in a full-bodied style, with beautifully integrated tannins and tons of harmony. The 2005 Syrah spent a year in 100% new French barrels, followed by a second year in 100% new French barrels, but the oak is deftly balanced. Though not inexpensive by any sane definition of the word, I consider Tua Rita's Syrah an essential wine for any well-stocked cellar of the finest Italian wines. In just a few years it has emerged as a reference-point wine for the region, as well as Tua Rita's top bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022.
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