Friday, July 10, 2009

Yarra Yarra Syrah

Yarra Yarra suffered more than any other winery from the Victorian bushfires. Vines and winery - all lost. I have not heard if they will start again.

I collected a few of their wines from the early 2000s. This is about the 2001 Yarra Yarra Syrah. The colour is still in the red/violet spectrum. Earthy aromas jump out of the glass. The wine is medium to full bodied, quite big for a Yarra Valley Shiraz. The fruit is plum, still quite fresh. There is also quite a bit of white pepper. The oak is well integrated. The tannins are quite firm, providing a solid structure for the wine, before the wine finishes quite dry. A very good food wine.

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