Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Kongsgaard, Syrah, Napa Valley 2002

Saturated purple/red.

Vinturi - great, edible, nose - menthol/melted licorice/meat/fig paste/menthol. Completely melded. Killer.

Great depth/breadth in the mouth. Acid/tannin synergy slowly shows itself, but never shuts down the flavor flow. Mid-palate flesh is crazy, and shows, like the other cool-climate Syrahs tasted recently, a citric component that gives lift and life. But this is all about fleshy, corpulent pleasure taken to another level.