This vintage seemed so open at first but eventually got tight. This took some air/time to open up once the cork was popped. Purple in color. The nose is nice with boysenberries, charcoal, black pepper and just a bit of tobacco. On the palate, this has a nice texture. Lots of boysenberry fruit but tightly packed. A nice backbone of acidity. Good finish. It is a cooler climate Syrah and Halcon takes a while to mature. It still needs another three to five years and should be good for a decade or more after that. Disclaimer, I was part of the team that made this wine so I may be a little biased.