Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Syrah 2012
The 2012 Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Syrah is a deep light capturing purple in color, leading to a fuller bodied palate with a cooler climate aromatic profile that gives freshness and lift to the fruit. Notes of mint, mocha and spice are accompanied by vibrant dark plum and blackberry fruit on the nose. Richly fruited and concentrated without heft, the tannins are powdery and finer grained leaving a nice dusting across the front teeth and some tension on the finish. Sleek and sweetly fruited plum and blackberry flavors fill the mouth and are nuanced with a light mocha and a spice quality giving a savory component on the lengthy finish. This is drinking gorgeously and should do so over the next 3-4 years quite easily. This is an exceptional cool climate red with density and flavor intensity while maintaining perfect balance.
91 pts Wine Spectator Magazine May 31, 2014
Dark plum, fig and black olive flavors are dense and ripe in this full-bodied red which features a smoky accent midpalate, with concentrated mocha, dark chocolate and spice notes on the richly textured finish. Drink now through 2018. 300 cases made. –KM