2020 Eastern Peake Walsh Block Syrah

Powerfulyet elegant savoury Syrah from the talented young gun, Owen Latta.
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The Walsh Block Syrah comes from the vineyard next door to Eastern Peake.

Owen ferments the wine in a large wax-lined concrete fermenter, leaves it unsulphered until after winter and then bottles it with a small amount of SO2.

The cool climate in Ballarat/Coghills Creek allows Owen to craft a more elegant example of Syrah where spice and texture take centre take pride of place instead of outright fruit power and oak.

It's a gorgeous drink now, and will mature beautifully for many years to come.

Grown by Long term friends Frank & Kerry Walsh, directly over the road on the same soil type as Eastern Peake weathered basalt on grey loam. First established with pinot noir in 1995 then a second 1 acre planting in 2003 of the famed Syrah (Clone PT23). 2020 was a very tough season for most, the Syrah is tucked away behind the pinot noir which delivered a beautiful crop, low pressure growing season, Cropping levels were great due to the later flowering, a really good fruit set. Harvested 2/04/2020, destemmed over 30% whole bunches, Fermented naturally in a wax lined open concrete vat 3000L, basket pressed 17/04/2020, 12 months élevage in 500L & 228L casks, no fining or filtering, bottled 30/08/2021A small amount of sulphur post malo & pre bottling.

Region: Ballarat, VIC
Blend: Shiraz (100%)
ABV: 13.00%
Closure: 750ml
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94 Points - "Red cherry, smoky paprika characters, Chinese five spice, some minty notes. An almost pinosity to the texture and weight but for darker fruit characters, black olive, more liquorice and alpine herb notes and a lengthy, gently chewy finish with blood orange freshness closing, long. Has this gulpability and yet plenty of detail. Very good." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

93 Points - Deep-ish ruby with a tinge of purple and a super-bunchy, forest-floor and floral bouquet, evidently a lot of whole-bunch has gone into it. The wine is full bodied and pleasantly firm on the tongue, with a core of deep-set fruit sweetness and abundant drying but fine-grained tannins that linger on an insistent finish. Graphite-like tannins linger on the medium-long and balanced aftertaste." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

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    Well structured and complex Syrah. Very enjoyable!

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