2003 Sine Qua Non - Hedonist's Gazette - May 2010: The finest bottle I have yet had of the 2003 Sine Qua Non Papa Syrah blew me away. At the reception following the tasting, the bottles of the Papa Syrah and the magnum of 1990 Loville Poyferr were the first to be emptied by the participants. The 2003 Papa boasts a brilliant black/ruby color as well as abundant nuanced, complex, earth, blackberry, and floral notes. The wine hits the palate with plenty of authority, never tastes heavy or ponderous, and shows an unctuosity along with plenty of nuances and vibrancy. This beauty has hit a magical zone where it should remain for another 6-10+ years.
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