Castagna Genesis Syrah 2005


Jeremy Oliver 95 points!
Campbell Mattinson 96 points!

Australia, VIC, Beechworth
750mL
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Jeremy Oliver 95 points!
Here's a very ripe, finely crafted and deeply flavoured shiraz from one of Beechworth's key makers. Sporting more overt ripeness than previous vintages, but retaining that all-important length of vibrant fruit flavour, it manages to avoid over-cooked influences. Its heady, spicy aromas of black pepper, dark plums, cassis and blackberries integrated nearly with mocha-like oak and meaty, forest floor undertones. Dark and briary, it's firm, fine-grained and powdery, delivering an excellent length of sour-edged fruit and a hint of minerality that culminate in a long, savoury finish.
Campbell Mattinson 96 points!
"This is the most complete Genesis Syrah yet released by Castagna. It's beautifully integrated, beautifully proportioned, full of indulgent flavour and then lengthy through the finish. Imagine chomping on a mix of roast pan juices, blueberries, dry chocolates, roast meats and cedarwood, the lot covered in a squishy mix of perfectly ripened blackberries. Yes, I'm a fan. I love it."
Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front