2011 Excelsior Syrah South Africa

Excelsior SyrahTasting:          Date: October 2, 2013

Varietal:         Syrah

Country:         South Africa

Tasting Date Price:  $9.99

Alcohol Content:  14.0%

Vineyard Website:      http://www.excelsior.co.za/

 WS  2011  86  Direct, w/ plum jam & raspberry flavors framed by a roasted vanilla bean note.  WE  2010  85  Best Buy  An herbal streak to the berry center, w/ just the faintest suggestion of mocha that unfolds on the finish.  Full texture & slightly creamy, w/ dusty tannins providing structure & balance.

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