Tasted Thursday, 20 October 2011.
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2009 The Liberator 'Francophile #1 Syrah' Special Edition. South Africa.
The Wine Society £9.95. A-
Rich nose of blackberry and dark cherries, along with cassis liquer and some smoke; does smell rather hot, but not cooked. On the palate its full of bright dark fruits, good extraction; nicely textured too, it has decent weight on the mouthfeel without being cumbersome. Dab of acidity and fleshy tannins towards the end probably means this will improve with age, though its drinking very well now. Another impressive effort from 'The Liberator' series; very good value too.