"Ripe raspberry and black cherry aromas are intense and well defined in the 2017 Syrah, and they are joined by hints of freshly cracked black pepper. On the palate, dark chocolate and sweet baking spice notes combine seamlessly with the fresh berry fruit flavours. The palate shows all the best aspects of the 2017 growin season through its rich concentration, fresh acidity, and fine silky tannins. A wine that is drinking very well now but also has the structure to help it mature and develop further complexity over the next 6-8 years.”
Graham Pierce, Winemaker
Following a long cold spring and late start to the growing season, the 2017 summer was both warm and dry, resulting in small and highly concentrated berries. A cool August and September followed, which allowed the grapes to retain intense fruit aromatics and fresh natural acidity. Due to the slow cool weather after veraison, each parcel of fruit was allowed along ripening period, leading to impressive flavor and tannin maturity.