Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Luke Lambert Reserve Syrah 2010

Sealed with wax and wrapped in a contemporary label, this wine presents very well. Only 1081 bottles were made and each bottle is individually numbered.

Luke’s 2010 Syrah blew me away with its funk, yet there were masculine and feminine characteristics in the mix too.

This Reserve though is a cut above again. But rather than be in the same style, this is more sexy. A lace and knickers version if you will. Elegant, oozing wow factor.
The fruit comes from St Andrews, Yarra Valley, was hand sorted, wild yeast fermented with 100% whole bunches, old French oak was employed, and in the typical Lambert fashion, bottled without fining or filtration.
Raspberries, charred oak and cedar all kicking away nicely when I swirled the glass. A good whiff of plums and plum jam - the European style loaded with fruit, not the sugar laden jam often seen on shelves.
The palate highlighted by soft, supple and silky flavours of plums and blackberry fruits. A touch of chocolate sneaks in too. Gorgeous soft powdery tannins cap off a delight.

A wonderful example of precision winemaking and something worth considering to treat yourself with.

Available at online or through selected independent retailers. Or if in the Yarra, contact Luke for an appointment.

Who: Luke Lambert
What: Syrah (13% alc)
Where: Yarra Valley
When: 2010
How: $65

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