2021 Thick as Thieves Syrah

Thick as Thieves |King Valley |Shiraz
A limited release cool climate Yarra Syrah that's fine, bright and vivid.

Sale price$45.00
In stock, ready to ship, only 3 units left

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This limited release Syrah from Thick as Thieves is quintessential Yarra - soft and fine, with an emphasis on bright, bouncy fruit enveloped in spice.

Intoxicatingly aromatic, with hints of plums, pepper, orange and herbs; it goes on to seduce further with brightness and vibrancy on the palate, with a slippery mouthfeel.

Shiraz nouveau to a tee, and done oh so well. Sensational stuff.

Syrah hand picked off mature vines on degraded Basalt soils from Kangaroo Ground - 25% whole bunch ferment and sealed with ‘no touch’ for two weeks then light extraction - 24 days on skins. Natural ferment. Pressed to 2yo French puncheons. Minimal sulphur added added prior to bottling. No fining or filtration.
Only 750 bottles made.

Region: Yarra Valley, VIC
Blend: Shiraz (100%)
ABV: 12.80%
Closure: 750ml
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94 Points - "Fruit from Kangaroo Ground with one-third whole bunches and two-thirds destemmed fruit, sealed in stainless steel with 22 days on skins. Matured in seasoned French hogsheads and puncheons. Vibrant crimson purple. Alluring, this opens with ripe, black plums, black olives and pink peppercorns. The palate is plushly fruited with immediate appeal, but then manages to finish balanced and refreshing and with fine, chalky tannins." - Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

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