Friday, 14 August 2015

McWilliam's Appellation Series Canberra Syrah 2014

This is the second release of the Appellation Series and there's lots to like about this medium bodied style.

Some purple flower aromas, red berries, a pinch of beefiness and heaps of pepper. The longer it sat in the glass the more the violet aromas came to the fore.

White pepper is what steals the show once in the mouth - a typical cool climate trait. The fruit is soft and just sits long with the pepper sprinkled over the top. And whilst not obtrusive, it takes the spot light from the fruit I feel.

I loved the 2013 release, and whilst this is a very good wine, it's just notch back from its predecessor. Still, I'd happily have a glass or two on a cool winter's night.

Drink in the medium term.

Very good.

Region: Canberra
RRP: $24
Source: Sample

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