Last time I had a Tensley Colson Syrah was about two years ago and it was the 2016. As a youngster, it was a purple fruit, bombastic, hedonistic monster. Tasting this 2012 with some age to it, I’m somewhat shocked it could channel the profile I experienced…as in, when it shed the baby fat, there is a distinct and rich mid palate here without going flabby.
Some bricking is taking place here as the wine pours a dark red with some fading around the rim. Aromatics of grilled dark plum, black currant, black tea and herbs with sweet cherry jerky. The palate is dense and rich with very little acidity, and an integrated finish with not much tannin. Balsamic drizzled black cherries dominate the palate here along with chewing tobacco leaves and muddled red and black fruits. Followed over two days and it stayed consistent. This isn’t getting any better, so drink up. — 2 days ago
Nearly clear, almost no nose, Mild fruit with a slight tartness and faint hint of residual sugars — 17 days ago
Delicious! Guava, lime, circus peanuts(this is a good thing 😁), passion fruit, minerality, floral notes and great acid. Breakfast wine indeed! — a month ago
Loved this so much. Light and crap and tasted more savignon blanc than a Chardonnay. Did not like it paired with the food so preferred drinking separately. — 8 days ago
Lovely wine, continued to get better as it warned up a bit. — 15 days ago