Araujo Eisele Vineyard Syrah 2004
This intense, inky-hued wine displays flamboyant aromas of crushed blackberries, dark chocolate, sandalwood and exotic floral notes of honeysuckle and orange blossom. In the mouth, it is deep, dark and densely brooding, as flavors of plum, mocha and licorice fill the palate, finishing with persistent mineral notes marked by remarkable sweetness and fine tannins. Winemaker Francoise Peschon notes: This luscious wine has layers and layers of flavor of black fruit and spices, with an underlying structure of supple tannins and gravelly finesse. It combines the heady wildness of the Syrah grape with the elegant terroir of the Eisele Vineyard in a compelling, sensuous and complete wine.
Wine AdvocatePreviously recommended, but no tasting note given.