Cave De Tain Saint Joseph (l’Hermitage) 2011 Syrah, $21.49-$29.99, 89 points, poured core black grading blood red toward the broadly transparent wine ring.
Tanned leather aroma barely transitioned towards cloves with a hint of tobacco, but never reached a satisfactory olfactory experience for me.
Near full-bodied with mouth-watering acidity, grainy firm tannins, and flavors of licorice, blackberries, and savory were excellent.
Finished long on the trailing palate, black pepper, and a restrained 12.5% alcohol with hints of tobacco, coffee, and a touch of pomegranate.
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