Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Rating: **** 2004 "1919" Syrah, Mendoza, Argentina


Another interesting entrant in the line of "practically free" syrah's with decent reviews. The "1919" is from Argentinian estate vines averaging half a century of age from the Mendoza region.

In the glass, it is a nice, deep red/purple, becoming opaque just off the edges of the glass. This wine is full of intrigue on the nose: creamy cherry-cola, vanilla oak, sweet hazelnut. It all suggests a deep, low-acid experience in the mouth. Let's see...

On the palate, you do notice first the upfront purple plums, quite characteristic of many syrahs. But this is backed by a bit more liqueur, a long, lazy, languid finish. Distinctive and extremely attractive.

I do believe I'd stick with this for an evening, so that's four stars! An incredible quality/price ratio. Close to the best QPR I've experienced.


  1. I recently tasted and was very impressed with the '04 "1919" Syrah. For the price (I found it for about $6) I would say that this is a 5 star wine. Your tasting notes are right on the money.

  2. You clearly know your value wines, Kort! This one's top-notch. Thanks for the comment.