Sine Qua Non Le Supplément Syrah 2013

$699

100 points - limited                     Limited new Syrah from cult producer Sine Qua Non. 100 Points Robert Parker: "Coming entirely from the Eleven Confessions Estate Vineyard and composed of 89% Syrah, 6% Petite Sirah, 3% Grenache and 2% Viognier, using 28% whole cluster, the 2013 Syrah Le Supplement is just starting to evolve into beguiling earthy/meaty tertiary notes with suggestions of sandalwood, mossy bark, black soil, patchouli and salami over a core of blackberry compote, preserved plums, mincemeat pie and star anise with a touch of dried lavender. Rich, concentrated and decadent, the full-bodied, opulent palate explodes with black fruits preserves peppered by meaty/savory nuances and culminating in epically lingering exotic spice notes..There are few greater success stories in wine than that of Sine Qua Non’s Manfred Krankl. Austrian-born and showing up penniless in Los Angeles in 1980, he went on to create one of the greatest wine estates in the world today by sheer talent and work ethic." 100 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "I’ve had so many incredible Syrahs from this estate, it’s hard to tell if the 2013 Syrah Le Supplement will be the best yet, but it’s unquestionably one of the greatest Syrah made in California. Reminding me of the 2009 Côte Rôtie La Turque from Domaine Guigal with its smoky, meaty bouquet of crème de cassis, pencil lead, bacon fat, pepper, espresso and hints of violets, this drop dead gorgeous Syrah is full-bodied, opulent and sexy, yet also concentrated, structured and just hinting at its ultimate potential. I wouldn’t put this past being the greatest Syrah made in California – ever – yet like the Grenache, it needs short term cellaring. Bravo!"

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Ratings on Delectable

Mike R Delectable Pro

@David L what a wine young man - goose bumps all over and month cracking smiles for all of us - thank you Incredible bottle of wine. Nose was muted at first but after a couple of hours the floral scents came out. The palate was rich and concentrated bit not over the top. Boysenberries and other dark fruits were evident and the finish was long and lush. One of my top SQN experiences All smiles

@David L what a wine young man - goose bumps all over and month cracking smiles for all of us - thank you Incredible bottle of wine. Nose was muted at first but after a couple of hours the floral scents came out. The palate was rich and concentrated bit not over the top. Boysenberries and other dark fruits were evident and the finish was long and lush. One of my top SQN experiences All smiles

9.7

David Goldfinger

Beautiful wine, a little young, lots of life ahead for this one. Cheers!

Beautiful wine, a little young, lots of life ahead for this one. Cheers!

9.8

Chris Maddox

2103. Amazing!!!!!! One of the best wines I have ever had. Would be even better if laid down for 20!years

2103. Amazing!!!!!! One of the best wines I have ever had. Would be even better if laid down for 20!years

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