Andevine Reserve Canberra District Syrah 2015
Great labels on these Andevine wines. Andevine is the brand of Andrew Leembruggen, ex-McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant and Drayton’s. Hunter all the way. This red, however, is from Canberra – which is a natural next step for any of the region’s winemakers looking for Shiraz in a difficult vintage.
Super polished style it is too. Juicy, warm raspberry plum fruit with that hint of Canberra scorched almond. It’s only mid-weight, but the ripeness and weight of that deep purple red fruit carries things forward with a punch, the hint of truffle a welcome complexity. Will only get better as the juiciness settles into the frame, if just a little warm. High quality wine. Best drinking: 2019-2029. 18/20, 93/100+. 14.5%, $45. Would I buy it? I’d go a few glasses at least, more in a few years.