AC Reserve Syrah 2017
Unit size: 750ml bottle
Per Bottle: $45.00
Winemaking notes : Three separate batches of ripe Syrah grapes were hand harvested for this wine. 80% of the grapes were the Mass selected clone of Syrah, 20% the Chave clone. They were crushed, destemmed and fermented at 26-28C using selected yeast strains.
The wine had 14 days post ferment maceration before being pressed and put into barriques after malolactic fermentation. The wines were matured in these French barriques (40% new) for 12 months and blended prior to bottling.
Bouquet: Lifted sweet nose, almost a floral edge with blackberry, dark plum and cassis notes. Sweet nutmeg and cinnamon spice with some star anise.
Palate: Big, rich palate with velvety texture. Layers of brambly fruit, dark plum and spice. Long persistent finish with raspberry, oak and licorice flavours.