2005 Tuscany – Ten Years Later (Dec 2015)

The 2005 Syrah is a powerful, intense wine that is in a glorious place today. Scents of leather, smoke and spices meld into a core of intense blue/purplish fruit, with pretty savory notes that develop last. The 2005 is a big, bold wine very much in the style of Suvereto that shows the more virile side of Syrah. The 2005 was aged in 100% new oak for a year, after which the wine was racked into a second set of 100% new barrels, a practice sometimes referred to as ‘200% new oak.’ All things considered, the 2005 has aged well.