Neyers Lakeville Road Syrah 2007
Damn. I have to admit that Neyers is pretty much the ideal when it comes to adapting old world varietals to the new world climate. This syrah is an absolutely incredible adaptation of a full bodied Hermitage, with serious depth and weight. So delicious.
On the nose this was big and grapey, but not in cheap way – notes of black fruit, licorice and earth turn into quite a massive palate with lots of extract and bramble. Intense dark fruit predominates, but with a cigar box savory quality. This is the ideal big bodied new world syrah with old world style and ‘roughness’. Neyers is clearly special and I am looking forward to hopefully visiting them in a few weeks.
$28 at K&L
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