Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Payten & Jones Black Paddock Syrah 2012

A single vineyard wine, made in only small quantities.

Quite an earthy Syrah and not the elegant style I have previously come across from this region. Surrounded by black olive and red fruits, a good whiff picks up some burnt potato chip and oak char characters. These flowed through onto the palate,and to me, seemed to strangle the fruit.

Despite some time in the glass, as much as I wanted the wine to sing to me, sadly it didn't. But perhaps it's just me as this wine recently picked up a Bronze medal at the recent 2013 Yarra Valley Wine Show.

Who: Payten & Jones
What: Syrah (13% alc)
Where: Yarra Valley
When: 2012
How: $40