Bright ruby-red. Fascinating wild nose combines formerly illegal herbs, dark berries, orange zest, smoked meat and a whiff of molasses. Pliant and thick but with good energy and a restrained sweetness for a ripe-year Syrah from the Rocks District. A bit lower in alcohol than the 2013 version and wonderfully fine-grained, suave and broad, offering good energy and definition to its lightly saline flavors of dark raspberry, spices, game and olive tapenade. Less flamboyantly sweet and exotic than the 2013 version but this is a more serious and ageworthy wine. Tannins are perfectly integrated.