Castagna Genesis Syrah 2014

Wine Front 94 Points!

Australia, VIC, Beechworth
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Wine Front 94 Points!

"Estate-grown syrah, according to biodynamic principles, with a small proportion of viognier. It’s a quieter wine than it once was, less flash but more nuance. It’s the vineyard playing its life out, offering different sides to its personality. Or the vineyard combined with the vintage conditions served. We get the meat and the smoke, the spice and the licorice, the belt of black cherry. We get it all with a fresh face too, with a slip of green garden herbs, and with terrific linger to the finish. It has Burgundian syrah, for want of a better phrase, written all over it. It will age into a complex beauty but it has to be said, it’s drinking like a charm now."

Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, December 2016

Aromatically it has notes of briar, peat, liquorice and aniseed – red and black fruits are the core, with vibrant floral tones that are totally evolving. On the palate there are the now customary powdery velvet tannins with a wonderful firm structure – managing to deliver a wine that is both gentle and complex.