PRESS

DECANTER

MELVILLE ESTATE SYRAH STA. RITA HILLS
MELVILLE

Not an oaky wine – the barrels are old – but a distinctly woody, spicy one from the 40% whole-bunch component. Cinnamon, mace, white pepper, woody herbs like rosemary. Plenty of juicy blue fruits, not too full-bodied, all hemmed in by piercing acidity. A long herbal finish. An intense, powerful, expressive wine, but the stemminess might be too pungent for some. Drinking Window 2019 - 2024

- September, 2019, Matt Walls