Punt Road Chemin Yarra Valley Syrah 2013
I got a little excited by the standard Punt Road Shiraz, and this is better again. 2013 shaping up very nicely for Yarra Shiraz (or Syrah as it may be) rather than Pinot or Chardonnay. 100% whole bunch ferment, and minimal inputs all round.
Nails it. Dark maroon, the nose has hedgerow and black pepper whole bunchiness the palate balances out the bitter black clove stemminess with dark fruit and a very even extract. It’s a fraction bitter, but the palate covers that with a near perfect mix of pan juice meatiness and an elegance through the finish. Not ready and less easy than the standard Shiraz, but all class, finishing with moreish, real tannins.
Yes. I drank this readily. Drink: 2015-2026. 18.5/20, 94/100.
Details: 13%, Screwcap, $36, Sample
Would I buy it? Yes.
Buy online: Punt Road website