2009 Errazuriz Syrah Single Vineyard Aconcagua (Previously $18)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Syrah Single Vineyard sports aromas of meat, game, Asian spices, lavender, and blueberry. Savory, ripe, and supple on the palate, this layered, pleasurable offering is an excellent value that will deliver prime drinking for another 6-7 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Vivid red. Musky red and dark berry aromas are complicated by Indian spices, bacon fat and licorice, plus a hint of cracked pepper. Faintly bitter blackberry and cherry flavors are given definition and cut by tangy acidity. Dusty tannins arrive with air and linger on the long, smoky finish.
A strong oak covering gives the wine a bouquet of milk chocolate, cream, vanilla and olive. It’s thick in the mouth, with a round, stout palate that’s full of dark berry flavors and jamminess. Baked, toasty and ripe on the finish, with chewy density and meaty, herbal lasting impressions.