Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Payten & Jones Yarra Valley Syrah 2012

An interesting choice of label which in the end does grab the eye so the objective has been achieved.

The fruit is sourced is from Kangaroo Ground in the Yarra Valley. A quick sniff tosses up some old leather, engine grim, burnt fig, charcoal and black fruits. A pretty engaging and interesting start.

Quite a smooth wine with a little fruit sweetness straight up. The wine sits on the palate like melted milk chocolate. There was a good hit of char but after a good shake of the decanter and some time in the glass this was disappeared.

A soft and approachable wine to smash with barbecued lamb chops.

Who: Payten & Jones
What: Syrah (13% alc)
Where: Yarra Valley
When: 2012
How: $27