Little Brunswick Wine Co Grampians Syrah 2022
$ 34.00 incl. GST
Rice’s vineyard here again, and its flavour density belying the low 11.4% ABV. The cool season necessitated a longer hang time on the vine and picked over three harvest dates. All parcels were treated similarly with 20-30% whole bunch, gentle punch-downs twice daily, and extended skin contact to allow better tannic integration and enhancement of flavours. Aged nine months in large format old French oak and a small portion of second-fill French barriques.
“Big dashes of white pepper and smoky paprika on preserved plum and choc-cherry scents. Flavours lean into this spectrum, very bright in that regard, a touch of game meat with paprika seasoning again, squishy mulberry in there too. Some minty herbal lift present, a twiggy tannin profile and some more pepper through the lingering finish. I see this chilled over drunk at room temp, but hey, that’s most red wines for me. Nice drink.” 91 points, Mike Bennie, Winefront