2014 Lagniappe Syrah
Greg Harrington MS’s wines never cease to amaze, always full of fruit concentration. Lagniappe 2014 does not disappoint, with notes of black cherry, blackcurrant, and meaty with oak spice. Drinking really well now, but it will improve if you are patient enough to cellar it.
`Bright ruby-red. Pure but reticent nose hints at blackberry, licorice, pepper and violet. Savory, saline and dry on the palate, with stubbornly backward black pepper, spice and pepper showing good salinity and inner-mouth tension but in need of a couple years to open. Tighter and more Hermitage-like today than The Deuce but perhaps ultimately deeper and longer, this wine will need patience.` 91 points, Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com, drink 2018-2024 `Slightly more fruit driven than the meaty, peppery John Lewis release, the 2013 Syrah Lagniappe is a drop dead gorgeous Syrah that does everything right. Its almost opaque purple color is followed by a complex, layered bouquet that includes ample black and blue fruits, ground pepper, lavender, olive and hints of bacon fat. This gives way to a medium to full-bodied, layered, silky 2013 that has a great mid-palate, juicy acidity and a great finish. I’d happily drink it today, but it should be at its best from 2018-2028.` 95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, eRobertParker.com
`The Cajun term ‘lagniappe’ means ‘a little something extra’. This inky wine is filled with black fruit, thyme, modest acidity and sturdy tannins. Drink 2019-2027` 93 points, Michael Alberty, Decanter, April 2019