We had the 2018 First Class PN on 8/3-4/22. The second night was much better. The mouth feel was nicely velvety. I agree with the taste of stewed fruits and baking spices. A good PN. — 8 days ago
Deep ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity.
Showing black fruits with light wood, spices, coffee, dark chocolates, earth, tobacco leaf, violets, herbs and peppercorn.
Dry on the palate with nice complexity and mouthfeel.
This is a delicious Syrah from Walla Walla Valley in Washington State. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Spicy and rich.
Good right out of the bottle, and better after an hour of airtime, when tannins show up. Gets earthier as it opens up with bitter vegetables and tar.
Even smoother after 2 hours of airtime. I did not decant it and left it in the bottle to open up.
Robert Parker 95 points.
Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.
Fruit forward with good structure, and a beautiful aromatic nose.
I paired it with a delicious burger.
100% Syrah grapes were aged in 40% new oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$50. — 3 months ago
My go to Merlot. Dark berry notes, smooth finish — 19 days ago
Fantastic wine with smooth notes from black berry, currant and plum. Notes of chocolate and sandstone at finish. — 6 days ago
Nice dark berry, and smooth til the next drink — 19 days ago
A trip down memory lane! This used to be my go-to as a frugal engineering student in Melbourne. It delivered such great bang for the buck, and it still does. Where else can you find an old-school, long-aged wine from a single vineyard for around $20-30? This was briny, yeasty, toasty, nutty, and herbal, with a distinctly salty curry-leaf finish that just keeps growing even after the wine's gone down the throat. Wow! Definitely one of the best QPR in the market in my opinion. — 12 days ago