Tuesday, August 23, 2011
New Release - SYRAH 2010
A wonderfully elegant wine, perfumed with dark berry fruits and licorice showing through, fine grained tannins and hints of spice and oak. A great example of why Waipara is an exciting place for Syrah. A cool climate wine at its best, aromatic and lean with great elegance. Like all great terroirs, the best fruit struggles but shines at harvest. Picked in mid May, a full month after most Pinot Noirs, the grapes are concentrated and delicate but show a wonderful aromatic quality. This is a wine (and region) to watch as we learn more and more about whats best each vintage.