Castagna 2006 Genesis Syrah

“Is probably one of the great Shiraz wines of history. Anywhere…  It reminds me of the Paul Jaboulet Ainee 1961 La Chappelle Hermitage.” Philip White



“Probably one of the great Shiraz wines of history. Anywhere. After many hours of air, it still begrudgingly begins to release shards of fruit of impenetrable depth and compression.  It has the usual mace and anise and whatnot, but in a wine of this promise and provenance, who gives a damn? Everything else is here, so why not them? The only disconcerting thing is the tension of its compression: it’s like my buddy George Grainger Aldridge folding his vast frame into an economy seat.  There’s a pallet of this put aside somewhere.  I hope they keep it buried for another decade, at least.” Phillip White