|photo by Shirley|
The wine: Jelu Estate Syrah Reserve 2008 ($14)
I think I should note first that at a $14 price this wine will rival many of the more expensive Syrah on today's market.
Aromas were filled with lots of blackberry, some blueberry and anise. In the mouth I tasted lots of the blackberry, some licorice with a hint of chocolate and spice. The finish was fruit filled and very long and smooth. This wine lacked the peppery and spicy finish that I found in many of the Syrah I've have tasted, especially those (Shiraz) from Australia, but was more to what I like in a red wine. After one glass, I diced up a few bits of sharp cheddar cheese and enjoyed! I would enjoy this with turkey or even a beef roast or some hard, smokey or sharp cheese. I have to highly recommend this one. Nice wine, nice value.