Another cracker from the Yarra Valley winemaking legend that is Luke Lambert. The 2019 Syrah is fermented using wild yeast with 80% whole bunches included. Matured in large, old, French oak Foudre before bottling without fining or filtration.
So purple. Boysenberry, black pepper, Honey Jumble biscuits, violets, almond. Medium-bodied but so tightly packed, shale-like tannin, cool acidity, spicy and meaty flavour with the softness of biscotti and brightness of bramble fruit. Ultra-fine but dense tannin pushes out the finish. Beautiful expression of Shiraz. Sotto voce, yet so articulate. 95 points – Gary Walsh, The Winefront