DELILLE DOYENNE SYRAH - 2004
A huge Washington State Syrah with a hefty alcohol content of 15.4%. There is also 3% Viognier in the blend.
Dark cherry color with tremendous blueberry jam and flowers on the nose. Flavors of toasty oak, cocoa and game are offset by massive blackberry and black fruit flavors. Extremely concentrated and ripe.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
Built like an Australian fruit bomb, this wine is enormous. I'm not sure it is drinking at its best right now because there's some heat here that detracts from the experience. Retails for $40 making this an expensive option but it is the kind of wine you'll be glad you have if you stash it away and open it years from now.