Cape Landing Reserve Syrah 2020

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The team see this wine as more akin to the best of the Northern Rhône, rather than a typical bold Aussie Shiraz. The grapes are sourced from a single vineyard and the wine spends time in varying formats of French oak, a percentage new. The colour is a vibrant purple maroon. Even with the aim to emulate the Rhone and the elegance of those wines, this wine does find it impossible to escape a touch of the Aussie-ness that provides big, full-flavours with our Shiraz. Good overall concentration with notes of mulberries, raspberries, chocolate, coffee beans and cassis, with savoury truffle and earthy touches. There is a supple texture, with seamless structure, a good flick of acidity, impressive length and very fine tannins. This has ten years ahead of it and is a superb example of Margaret River Syrah (or Shiraz, if you prefer).

Variety: Red Wine, Syrah