2019 Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Syrah

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Super-slick & spanking value cool-climate Syrah with 96 points from James Halliday.
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Shiraz is becoming more of a thing in Mornington Peninsula.

Particularly in warmer vintages, it's a variety that can excel. Tom Carson knows how to get the best out of this variety from a cooler climate - just see his exquisite example of Shiraz Viognier under his Serrat label in the Yarra Valley.

This L=Yabby Lake version is smooth, slippery and spicy with a healthy portion of whole bunches lending structure and a lick of herbal intrigue on the nose.

It's dark and peppery yet it feels light on its feet. Beautiful stuf here from the Yabby Lake team.

Our philosophy is to craft single vineyard wines of great purity and character, reflective of our site and the season in which it was grown. It's the attention and care in the vineyard that is most critical to allowing this expression.

The 2019 season was characterised by a warm and extended summer. The wines are intensely flavoured, yet poised and balanced, ensuring their longevity.

95 Points - "Outstanding pinot noir. Perfumed, silken, flowing and long. Both complex and structured too but the momentum remains high. Crushed roses, toast, roasted black cherries and fresh strawberries. Woodsy herb notes. It's the finish though and its extra energetic unfurl that really gets the heart racing. The is super." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

96 Points - Aside from the striking deep garnet hue that immediately beckons, this starts out a bit shy. Let it be. Let it breathe. It will then unfurl to reveal a savoury, refined wine. Dark fruit, a dusting of pepper and licorice, mocha, warm earth and Aussie bush aromas. It works off a medium-bodied palate with the most exquisite tannins. Top of the class." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

93 Points - "Very deep purple colour, almost glass staining, with aromas of smoked-meat charcuterie, spicy and peppery, the palate likewise intense and focused, elegantly structured and peppery with a long and supple profile, the tannins ample and smooth. The finish is black pepper again and very savoury. A fine syrah, which no doubt will build more complexity with time." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

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    Christopher S.
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    2 years ago
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Was expecting a bit more from this label. A bit too much tanin.

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