94 Points - James Halliday
Rich, potent juicy blackberry fruit and a touch of bitter chocolate; fine, lingering tannins; line and length. Cork.
This was my first exposure to the wines of Aramis. The polished, refined 2002 Syrah The Governor reveals a deep ruby/purple color along with sweet notes of toasty vanillin oak as well as abundant quantities of black raspberry, cassis, licorice, and smoke characteristics.