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Luke Lambert Syrah 2019

Wine Front 95 Points! 

"Beautiful expression of Shiraz." Wine Front

Wine Front 95 Points! 


 

“So purple. Boysenberry, black pepper, Honey Jumble biscuits, violets, almond. Medium-bodied but so tightly packed, shale-like tannin, cool acidity, spicy and meaty flavour with the softness of biscotti and brightness of bramble fruit. Ultra-fine but dense tannin pushes out the finish. Beautiful expression of Shiraz. Sotto voce, yet so articulate.”


 

- Gary Walsh, Wine Front


 

"As per the Chardonnay, this comes from the high-grown Tibooburra vineyard, situated in the south-eastern corner of the valley near Gembrook. Tibooburra supplies Lambert with a deeper, darker and more structured Syrah than we typically see in the Yarra. This is what drew Lambert to the site, and is a strong reason this Syrah has become a touchstone example of cool-climate Australian Shiraz.


 

In the winery, there has been a slight change to the Syrah’s whole-bunch and maceration regime. Luke has edged towards higher levels of whole-cluster (90%) with more crushed berries, shorter macerations and more punch-down. This method, he says, gives his Syrah more drive and structure without overt greenness or any sacrifice of the purple flowers and spice motifs that are a feature of Tibooburra.


 

Lambert describes 2019 as, “A warmer, dryer year with more fruit power” but again, the benefits of the cooler site are evident, providing a similar weight to the wine from a top producer of the Northern Rhône. It is incredibly fine and juicy, with vibrant dark cherry, violet and anise fruit as well as loads of other spices. It’s medium-bodied with plenty of very fine, powdery tannins and terrific length. Another instalment of what is clearly now one of the great examples of Australian Syrah."


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Country:
Australia
Region:
VIC- Yarra Valley
Type:
Wine Red
Variety:
Wine Red - Shiraz
Vintage:
2019
Size:
750mL

Price Category:
$ 25-50

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