@Delectable Wine: This is the Sans Soufre Syrah. I didn’t see it in the database.
What a crazy wine. I had the pleasure of meeting Travis (a second time) in Seattle while I was traveling, and popped an Egly Ouriet Les Crayeres while we talked all things Kobayashi. He told me this 2020 was drinking great, so I had to see for myself.
Sans Soufre. Travis recommended an hour decant. He was spot on. After an hour, this came alive! So perfumed. Intoxicating aromatics. Deeply floral and bright fruit all over. Blue fruit, spiced pepper. Great weight to it. Very “pure”. It straddles Barossa Valley’s SamiOdi with the aromatics (rich and decadent black/blue/purple fruits) and channels more Cornas type of a vibe with its charcoal/savory mid palate. Has that distinct incense flavor that his Mizunara barrels impart, but I don’t think this wine touched those barrels.
Drank half from the decanter over two hours, then I corked it and had the second half the following day and it held strong/just as enjoyable. — 4 months ago
Extra brut. Assemblage base vendage 2017. Disgorged December 2022. Dosage 2g/L. So well balanced. Color is gold. Apricots, some baked apple, minerals galore, a bit of brightness like lime, biscuit. Finish is full with more stone fruit, almond biscotti, key lime. Just invites me back for more. Outstanding. — 3 months ago