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2013 Curlewis Syrah

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Here we have one of those uber cool-climate shirazes that are oh so popular right now. This one from Curlewis shows lots of red and blue fruits on the nose, with hints of white pepper and violet florals for added appeal. The palate is medium-bodied and ultra-elegant, with spiced berry flavours, fine sandy tannins, a lick of toasty oak, and a tight, bright finish. This will improve over the next couple of years, but serve up some lamb chops and it will be good to go tonight. 

Winemaker's Notes

Deep Ruby Red.

Herbaceous with a touch of smoke and ripe black berry and dark plum.

Tannins carry savoury spice. A ripe core of blackberry fruit that finishes with a detailed tannin and acid balance that suggest both ripe fruit and black plum. A flavourful wine with good depth of palate.

Alc/Vol: 13.5%

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2013 Curlewis Syrah

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Bright crimson hue; a lively wine, with a fragrant bouquet reflecting red fruits and French oak; not bottled until Dec '12, and there is some sharpness to the palate that will in all probability soften in bottle, and given the benefit of the doubt.
To 2020
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Has an unusually fragrant bouquet of spice and floral red fruits; the palate moves well to the left, with strong savoury and spicy, licorice and black fruits joining the red notes of the bouquet
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Complex, medium-bodied, cool-grown style; licorice, spice, blackberry and black cherry fruit; good length and acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007

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