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