2013 McWilliam’s Appellation Series Canberra Syrah

imagePart of a new initiative from McWilliam’s to showcase NSW wines and regions. There are more labels and tiers to come later in the year. With Jim Chatto installed as chief winemaker at Mount Pleasant and a host of talent assembled besides I think we can expect a good outcome. The ‘Appellation’ series sees Bryan Currie and Andrew Higgins take the reigns.

Captivatingly perfumed with lavender, violets. white pepper and purple forest berries. Elegant and almost silky in the mouth. The palate adds peanuts with hints of cocoa, curry spice, veal jus and pine. A tactile tannic spread from the mid-palate onwards and good carry. Ready to go now. I’d be enjoying it in the full flush of its youth. 92

Region: Canberra
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $24
Tasted: March 2014


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