Monday, 1 July 2013

Innocent Bystander Syrah 2010

A very easy drinking Syrah which is well priced.

The fruit for this wine comes from the Yarra Valley and the Pyrenees. A drop of Viognier (1%) has also been added having a slight material effect.

I sampled this wine at the Cellar Door last week. An impressive operation on the main street in Healesville. Be sure to grab a Polish donut whilst there.

Aromas of spice, cherry and raspberries roll onto a palate bustling with a light dusting of pepper and blackberry fruit. Some dried herb flavours sit behind the action and appear just as all seems gone.

Generous in length, a wine I'd happily have with a steak or on its own.

Widely available, drink now or keep for five to eight years.

Who: Innocent Bystander
What: Syrah (13.7% alc)
Where: Yarra Valley & Pyrenees
When: 2010
How: $25