Impossibly fragrant, the Soliloquy is lifted and vibrant, with notes of glacé cherries, violet, tar and ground coffee beans. There is a mild touch of vanilla fragrance, and an essence of liquorice and brambly undergrowth which comes through at the end. It's hard not to be reminded of the French influence here, with an underlying savoury bite that leaves you desiring more. Slightly restive in its youth, but with that little extra bottle age and vigour that maturation will bring, it should unfurl nicely over time.
Syrah is a style of Shiraz, typically lighter bodied, lower in alcohol, with a savoury edge that makes it 'food friendly'. Think: long flavours of plush, cool climate black fruits, fine acid/tannin finish. Handmade and artisanal, as always.