Subtle spice driven nose, but as it aerates it grows into a complex wine. White pepper, mulberries, plums, vanilla and cherry notes appear. A firm but round, dry medium bodied wine with more cooking spices on the palate. Medium finish. Classic varietal wine showing its maritime climate. ‘Syrah’, as a varietal label, is growing into a trend to indicate a medium bodied spice and pepper style of Shiraz.
Vasse Felix Syrah 2020, Margaret River, WA
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.