Spain, Ribera Del Duero
The outstanding 2009 Pago La Garduna is 100% Syrah and is endowed with an intense bouquet: macerated dark cherries, glycerine, cassis and a judicious veneer of new oak. The palate is full-bodied with silky smooth tannins and superb focus. It exudes great purity, deftly combining finesse and power. This is a stylish, sophisticated Syrah that will repay extended cellaring. Drink 2014-2028.