They are lucky to have a small parcel of old Syrah vines at Cambridge Road. The wines continue to astound with their varietal definition and delicious natural balance. This is their smallest production of wine yet arguably making the highest impact for them around the world.
Blood red with a vibrant purple hue that suggest brooding intensity and tightly bound flavours. Aromatically this Syrah is cool climate with its perfume of violets, black pepper and cinnamon spice. Adding to these flavours is a strong mineral streak, best described as summer rain on a gravel road, which we see as a mark of interest and complexity. Plusher notes of milk chocolate give the wine a degree of openness and comfort. The palate is mid-weight but with an extra degree of concentration from the quality of the harvest. The extra time in bottle before release has softened the tannins slightly but don’t be fooled by the underlying power of them, and therefore cellaring potential, of this wine. Named ‘Amaranth’ because they expect this wine to develop wonderful interest in the cellar.
Full, dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour. Aromas of black berried fruit revealing fresh peppery elements and liquorice. Savoury spices and nutty oak notes add detail. Medium-full bodied and elegantly proportioned. Flavours of black berried fruits, herbs and liquorice show with seasoned oak. The fruit is supported by find-grained tannin and the palate flows with plenty of acidity and energy. Very concentrated and with excellent length, cellar with confidence.
Deep, dark, with purple hues. Intense and a full nose of dark fruits with a hint of liquorice, bacon and herbs. Ripe black fruit entrance of cherries and chocolate, with a touch of cracked black pepper and thyme with a vibrant acidity leading to a mineral full body with savoury firm tannins.