Sunday, 29 March 2015

Chemin Syrah 2013

This Yarra Valley Syrah was produced with 100% whole bunches. The plan here was to have minimal input into the winemaking, and it's a fair result.

Think dirt road, cured meat, capsicum. It even carries some of those stinky Pinot characters.

The whole bunch ferment brings out savoury appeal with a chalky tannin grip. A cherry compote character lingers.

I couldn't have more than a glass of this to be honest. Food could change that but I would have the Punt Road Shiraz over this in a heart beat. But this label in the range is all about doing something different and it deserves respect.


Region: Yarra Valley
RRP: $36
Source: Sample

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