A wonderfully drinkable Syrah, dry and balanced, with tart plum, blackberry and coffee flavors and a deeper undertow of rich earth. The tannins are sizable, but smooth. Has lots of class.
Broll is showing some nice finesse here, even though it’s still stylistically a big wine. Its leathery, savory and earthy notes really linger on the lengthy finish, all brick and tar and still, even after all this time in bottle, tight. Though 15.5%, the wine doesn’t taste hot and could develop for another 2–3 years to come.
Fruity, with black cherry, black raspberry, rose petal, blueberry and oaky-smoky vanilla, with a hint of cocoa on the finish. In the mouth, drinks dry and elegant, with soft, smooth tannins.
This winery has shown consistency over the years in producing a sound, balanced Syrah with lots of ripe red and black stone fruit, berry flavors and a good grip of tannins. The next step is to aim for depth and complexity.