Saturday, 16 December 2017

Meerea Park Terracotta Syrah 2016


No Terracotta Syrah was produced in 2015 due to vintage conditions. Things returned to the norm in 2016 and it was considered to be a 'classic' vintage.

2% Viognier was co-fermented with Shiraz, of which 40% were whole bunches. 33% new French oak was used for 17 months.

I looked this over a couple of days and it held itself back in some respects not wanting to reveal itself entirely.

Dark plums and cherries, scents of old church pews and a smidge of clove. Some forest floor type aromas too. Good depth of fruit with a restrained spice but it seems overworked to use a term. There's just something about it which I can't put my finger on.

Drink now to six years.

90/100

Region: Hunter Valley
RRP: $70
Source: Sample
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