Jamsheed Great Western Syrah 2007 (Great Western, Vic)
$35, Diam, 14.5%
Tough vintage in the Grampians and I think it shows a bit here. Still a good drink though, which is a credit to the deft touch of Gary Mills. Hard wine to score.
Discreet nose, quite plump and forward actually. Fleshy even. Then come the stems, with a flicker of tomato bush and cloves. The stemminess works well in this instance, matching up with the particularly plush sweet fruit to mark for a reasonably complete nose. Palate is dark and dry, fleshy and vanilla oak creamy with an almost leafiness thanks to the stems. But it’s also a quite angular palate, savoury yet sweet and sour, with a notably warm finish, making for a somewhat disjointed flow.
Interesting wine no doubt (drinkable too) and sure to ge better with more bottle age, but I much prefer the 08 version (the Garden Gully that is, which I haven’t written up yet, even though the 09’s are about to be released. My bad). 17/90