Thursday, April 14, 2011
2009 Undurraga T.H. Syrah
The 2009 Undurraga T.H. Syrah is composed of Syrah that was sourced from a small vineyard located in Chile's Leyda D.O. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for a total of ten months. It's a total production of only 345 cases.
Immediately what's most noticeable about this wine is it fantastic dark purple and almost neon glowing color. On the nose I get aromas of brambleberry, mulberry, vanilla, and hints of that "hi-c fruit" almost candied and synthetic punch. It honestly reminds me of Aussie Shiraz in the way that it's very spiritous and liquor-like on the nose.
On the palate the wine has loads of rich blackberry, creme de cassis, licorice, and graphite flavors. This wine is heavily extracted, youthful, big, and bodacious! I think it's quite nice if you're into the palate-shellacking, and an almost clumsy style Syrah. The finish is chunky and long, and there's also a bit of alcohol that spikes on the end. It's fun stuff, just not my cup of tea. 86 points
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