1 x Syrahmi New Beginnings Shiraz 2016
Dark and deep brick red, a riot of perfume encompassing ripe wild blackberries, baked red earth and dry sage herb, smoked meats/charcuterie, bergamot tea and black olive create a sense of excitement. Complex, dense weighted palate with intense energy. Lifted perfumes of black olive tapenade, smoked meats with compounded black fruits add to the ultra fine savoury tannin from the 90% whole bunch used is a feature. Long, deep and complex with rich dark fruits, the ripeness of the vintage has still left the wine with freshness for a very long future ahead
1 x Syrahmi Grenache 2017
Colour can be deceptive, Pinot like. It’s all about the lifted perfume and sweet scents of wild raspberries and cherry. Luscious, unctuously textured fresh fruits, cherry ripe and baked red earth of classic Heathcote soil, think spent shotgun cartridge. Medium bodied with good glycerin mouth feel and fresh thyme. Soft velvety texture, very fine and long tannin (50% whole bunch) with sweet mid palate of dried red earth, raspberry and spice.
1 x Syrahmi Mourvedre 2017
This close-planted Mourvèdre vineyard (4545 vines per Hectare) on rich pre-Cambrian soil produced fruit of amazing complexity and length of flavour. Bright and light raspberry red in colour, the perfumed nose of ripe berry fruits, raspberries and layered with dried herbs, amaro and warm spice of garam masala. Savoury turned earth, spice, lifted whole bunch (50%) and a meaty small goods character. Medium bodied, lighter on its feet than most Mourvèdre’s. This wine is all about texture and fine velvet like fine tannins; palate is long, rolling and fresh.