This wine is full of oooohhs and aaaaahhhss – with every sip bringing out something new. And no surprise when you dig deep into the wine. Not only does it come from the deep south of Western Australia and the Frankland River region, which has stamped itself as the state’s finest for this variety, it is also made with fruit from posh French ‘Syrah’ clones.
The wine has a surprisingly deep colour for a cool climate and initially shows sweet mulberry and dark cherry fruits, but then the dark side of the wine emerges – old tobacco, dried spice and roasted meats. It is dry, mid-weight, and has grunt on a savoury and earthy palate with gravelly complexity to finish. It is a little rustic and feral, but oh so good, and vegan friendly too.