Winewise Review: Volume 26 Number 6 February,2011 page 3
Shiraz : The top dozen or so wines show what can be done with shiraz in a wide range of environments. Towards the bottom there are far too many dull, advanced wines.
2009 Syrahmi Climat Heathcote Shiraz – current Winewise wine review received Highly Recommended score.
A very intriguing, complex style with more than a hint of northern Rhône about it. The vibrant red berry/spice aromas are enhanced by a hint of black olive.
The savoury tannins complement the lovely fruit expression.
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