As I mentioned in a previous post, we recently joined the Black Hills wine club and our first shipment arrived, six bottles of their 2011 Syrah. We opened one up the other day for a taste, and put the rest away for further aging.
Black Hills 2011 Syrah
The nose brings some black cherry, a touch of pepper, and just a hint of smoked meat. Not a lot different on the palate; it's not an overwhelmingly spicy Syrah, very delicate and elegant. Tannins are smooth and silky, it's ready to drink now, but some more time in the bottle will only enhance. This has already become our favorite Syrah. Brilliant. 91.