Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Syrah 2020
Small crop and small production, so this has to be on your shopping list. It is quite different from the syrah styles made ten years ago and reflects the heightened attention to improve the vineyard while exploring new clones. This one is largely the Houghton clone but there is also 42% clone 470 with the exciting clone 174 planned for later releases. The aromatics are heightened by the inclusion of viognier and mourvèdre. It is such a wonderfully fragrant and perfumed wine with that underlying regional ironstone character complementing. There is so much vibrancy and energy here – an exciting direction for Frankland Estate.