The Lane Provenance Syrah 2022

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Provenance, as the name suggests, celebrates individual vineyards and sub-regions. In this case, the vineyard is one of the highest (450m) on The Lane estate, while the sub-region is Hahndorf. Anise, black peppercorn, allspice, cherry, bramble and vanilla pod come at you – lifted and aromatic – from the glass. This medium-bodied young Syrah shows real brightness of fruit. Tannins dance. And then there’s the nexus with a savouriness that elevates flavours, a touch of smoky cured meats, a pepperiness, which doesn’t dominate but really brings the wine to life. Could have a smidge more concentration but keeps true to the Syrah moniker with an overall red fruited spiciness and lift.

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Variety: Red Wine, Syrah