Following on from its world-beating older sibling from 2015 (won the trophy at London’s International Wine Competition for Best Red Wine of Show), and the super snappy sell out of our 2016 and 2017 vintages, here’s the latest Syrah on the Quarter Acre block, the 2018.
Handpicked fruit from our hillside vineyards, the 2018 season was set up with a calm, hot summer followed by a warm but changeable autumn. The 2018 vintage is a blend of Chabe, Grippat, Hermitage and MS clone which were blended at the winery. Aged in French oak barriques through winter before malo in spring, rested and then blended on 6 November 2019 before bottling without fining.
Aromas of violets and boysenberry and bramble, the palate is complex and textural with hints of thyme, the darkest of plum and earth. Underlying power and precision – it’s one smooth cat that will serve you well!
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