Excellent wine. This has really developed and while showing some signs of age at 15, there is plenty of life left. Purple in color, some browning at the edges. The nose has black raspberries and black pepper. nice and not overblown. On the palate, there is some layering of black raspberry fruit with char and slight pepper. Nice texture. Good finish. This will work with larger or spicy foods quite well. Good finish. Right now, this is a very pretty wine and one that all Syrah lovers could find some enjoyment from.