Fromm ‘La Strada’ Marlborough Syrah 2010

Syrah from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 29-Aug-2012
MS and Grippat Syrah clones from vines 12 y.o. on average, the ‘Fromm' and ‘Clayvin' sites, destemmed and wild yeast co-fermented with 3% Viognier to 14.0% alc. The wine was aged 14-16 months in French oak including 600 L puncheons and pieces, 10-20% new. Very dark, near saturated, purple-hued black-red colour. Full, intense and penetrating aromas of blackberry and boysenberry essence fruit aromas are well-integrated with aromas of black pepper, violets, spices and smoke. Medium-full bodied, softly rich and mouthfilling flavours of blackberries and boysenberries intermingle with cracked black pepper, Asian spices and some slightly funky, savoury, game notes. Soft drying textures and gentle acidity allow the fruit to feature, the tannin structure supporting discreetly. The wine finishes soft and dry with some game notes and a hint of spicy, reductive bitterness. This is a softly mouthfilling Syrah with rich black fruits and some gamey hints and balancing dry textures. Serve with casseroles and slow cooked game meat over the next 5-7+ years. 18.0+/20 Aug 2012 RRP $38.00

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