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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Mayer Syrah
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16¾/20

Mayer Syrah 2017

Yarra Valley, Victoria, AustraliaThis syrah comes from a small portion of Bloody Hill vineyard (named of the effort it is to walk up and down it each day) at the base of Mount Toolebewoong, averaging 200m and on gravelled sandstone. After a whole bunch native ferment in open vats, this spent 11 months in hogshead before seeing its first, very light sulphur prior to bottling unfined and unfiltered. Alluring from the start, with a perfumed raspberry, cherry, forest, and white pepper that infiltrates a slight palate, erect with black peppercorns and bamboo firm, lightly furry tannins. The mouthfeel is detailed, acidity is vivid, texture gripping, and result is entirely cool climate Yarra shiraz. Well done, and best enjoyed with a slight chill.Tasted: 05 February 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 80.00 private wine shops Producer: MayerDistributors: Sur Lie
Varietal: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 225827