Wednesday, November 28, 2007

1996 Isole e Olena, Syrah, Tuscany, Italy

Very distant and tame. Blackcurrant with dust, but extremely reserved with lack of fruit. The taste is metallic and a bit awkward. Initially I scored this higher, but I have to lower it somewhat. I love the wines from Isole e Olena and I have tasted this Syrah offering before (not in this vintage) and it’s totally unrecognizable. Maybe an off bottle? (84?)

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