Thursday, 31 December 2015

Innocent Bystander Syrah 2014

Kaboom! Winemaker Steve Flamsteed has this whole bunch thing covered. I really like the way he is making his wines at present. His Giant Steps Applejack Pinot Noir 2014 and his side project Salo Syrah 2013 are but two examples, and here we go again. A beauty!

Baked raspberry, dark cherries, cracked black pepper, flashes of violet and clove aromas - what a start. Whole bunch (40%) and skinsy characters evident. Spicy fruit and those savoury characters take it up a notch. Medium bodied, the layers presented here deserve applause. The finish is persistent and super smooth.

Seriously delicious only made better by the price.


Region: Yarra Valley
RRP: $25
Source: Sample

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