Sine Qua Non Just For the Love of It Syrah 2002

Ratings on Delectable

Steven Foster Delectable Pro

Wine buyer Belmont Wine Exchange

Still a 10 out of 10. 100pts. Had to finally have it before it is no more. Mandated makes art every year and its a one and done. Just for the love of it blows away midnight oil still. Lots of smoke and smoked meat with a bit of mentholated finish. This will still last a while and so privileged to have tried. Astonishing. Thank you krankls.

Still a 10 out of 10. 100pts. Had to finally have it before it is no more. Mandated makes art every year and its a one and done. Just for the love of it blows away midnight oil still. Lots of smoke and smoked meat with a bit of mentholated finish. This will still last a while and so privileged to have tried. Astonishing. Thank you krankls.

10

Andrew Z. Scharf

2002 SQN Just For The Love of It. Best Syrah I have ever tasted. Ever.

2002 SQN Just For The Love of It. Best Syrah I have ever tasted. Ever.

10

David Eckert Delectable Pro

Black cherries, smoked meat, burnt Caramelized sugar, 90 + second finish

Black cherries, smoked meat, burnt Caramelized sugar, 90 + second finish

9.8

Todd Alexander Delectable Pro

2002. Good time to drink it, but there is no rush.

2002. Good time to drink it, but there is no rush.

9.5

Carrie Alexander Delectable Pro

Nose of brown sugar and Madeira, super long finish, plush dark cherry fruit

Nose of brown sugar and Madeira, super long finish, plush dark cherry fruit

9.3

Kenneth Korsbæk Delectable Pro

Back on the nose, really fine and structured tannins. Well balanced on the alc.

Back on the nose, really fine and structured tannins. Well balanced on the alc.

9.7

Ben Aneff Delectable Pro

Managing Partner Tribeca Wine Merchants

Shocked how much I like this bottle, a gorgeous new world Syrah. Deep mineral and berry nose and very balanced, it's extremely impressive.

Shocked how much I like this bottle, a gorgeous new world Syrah. Deep mineral and berry nose and very balanced, it's extremely impressive.

8.7

Jeffrey Lew

Knock out and dead ringer for N Rhône. Amazing wine.

Knock out and dead ringer for N Rhône. Amazing wine.

9.8

John Van Trijp

Crazy SQN Night @ Bottles

Crazy SQN Night @ Bottles

9.7

Roman Sukley

2002 Sine Qua Non “Just For The Love Of It” Syrah. 15.2% Alcohol. So I have a confession to make. When this wine was released and Mr. Parker rated it 100 points (and correct me if I’m wrong, but I think this might have been the first Parker SQN 100 pointer), I couldn’t wait to pull the cork. And when I did, I was totally.......underwhelmed! I began questioning Parker. Questioning Manfred. Questioning my palate. What was I missing? What was my problem? Could I continue on in this world? Well, I never did reconcile things, and then “Papa” was released and all was right with the world again. So here we are, 15 years hence, and I’m here to report that Mr. Parker knew what he was talking about after all. We’re talking absolute perfection screaming from my Zalto stem. Notes of exotic flowers, toasty oak, anise and spice box on the nose. Just gorgeous. I could swirl and sniff all evening. On the palate, a predominance of sweet black currant, white pepper, blackberries and plum jam. Juicy, opulent, intense, pure. Stunning really. Endless finish. I haven’t tasted this wine in ten years because as I said, it never impressed me. But it just jumped up to co-number 1 SQN Syrah with me along with “Poker Face” and “The 17th Nail In My Cranium.” One addendum to Mr. Parker’s review which stated this wine would drink well for 10-15 years. This piece of art is just getting started! Remember, “...never for money.”

2002 Sine Qua Non “Just For The Love Of It” Syrah. 15.2% Alcohol. So I have a confession to make. When this wine was released and Mr. Parker rated it 100 points (and correct me if I’m wrong, but I think this might have been the first Parker SQN 100 pointer), I couldn’t wait to pull the cork. And when I did, I was totally.......underwhelmed! I began questioning Parker. Questioning Manfred. Questioning my palate. What was I missing? What was my problem? Could I continue on in this world? Well, I never did reconcile things, and then “Papa” was released and all was right with the world again. So here we are, 15 years hence, and I’m here to report that Mr. Parker knew what he was talking about after all. We’re talking absolute perfection screaming from my Zalto stem. Notes of exotic flowers, toasty oak, anise and spice box on the nose. Just gorgeous. I could swirl and sniff all evening. On the palate, a predominance of sweet black currant, white pepper, blackberries and plum jam. Juicy, opulent, intense, pure. Stunning really. Endless finish. I haven’t tasted this wine in ten years because as I said, it never impressed me. But it just jumped up to co-number 1 SQN Syrah with me along with “Poker Face” and “The 17th Nail In My Cranium.” One addendum to Mr. Parker’s review which stated this wine would drink well for 10-15 years. This piece of art is just getting started! Remember, “...never for money.”

10

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