Spicy perfumes | Subtle French oak
Margaret River Syrah is noteworthy because of its fragrance and attractiveness in its youth. A rachis (Latin botanical term) is the stalk to which the individual berries are attached to. This cuvee is so named because of the inclusion of 1/3 whole bunches (rachis) in the cuvee. The rachis contributes perfumes, tannin and flavours additional to the grapes.
Spice | black pepper | gung pow tea | cherries.
Trophy, 2019 Margaret River Wine Show
96 pts & Gold IWC – London “ Rich and savoury palate, real and pure density with a ripe concentration of deep blackberry fruit and undried peppercorn on the finish. Nick Adams MW.
95 pt Gold, Halliday “The sheer power and intensity of this wine are utterly exceptional--its as if two 750 mL bottles have been compressed by some arcane process into a single bottle. Neither the modest alcohol nor the Margaret River provenance give a clue about the clash of cymbals on the palate, black fruit shutting all else back into the cellar for a minimum of 5 years maturation.”
14.0% by Vol | 8.3 Standard Drinks
Lamb chops grilled on an open flame | rich pasta dishes | aged deli meats
A long and gentle vintage weather pattern, slightly cooler than the long-term average. The fruit gained lovely perfumes and textures while maintaining a magnificent verve.
Whole bunches, whole berries, long cool ferment, gentle cap management.
12 months sur lie in 1/3 new 500L French oak puncheons.
Up to 10 years, but delicious in youth
18th April 2018