Foothills Syrah 2018
Very easy to like, yet there is complexity, underlying layers and structure: maraschino cherry intensity and plum compote, with tobacco leaf savouriness and a fain hint of scrub. Unlike previous vintages, no Viognier in 2016. Ticks all the boxes, plush ripeness, succulent and ultra-smooth. The oak is well chosen, 14 months older barrels designed to add flavour and gentle grip, but essentially to fit in seamlessly, never intrude, Of the two Shiraz wines in the range, this one is for immediate enjoyment, is complete and ready. Has the credentials for a few years ageing, for those with cellars.
2018 Vitis Vinifera Gold
2018 Gold Awards Gold
Platter’s Awards 3½ Stars / 84 Points
- Range: Foothills Range