Frankland Estate 'Isolation Ridge' Syrah 2022


Thiss wine is 94% Syrah with 4% Viognier and 2% Mourvèdre. 20% whole bunches are included, carefully sourced from among two blocks where the stems turn yellow early. The perfume from these leaps out of the glass and the tannins give a sense of width, with gentle chewiness. 45% of the blend is from the 1988-planted winery block. 49% is 470 clone which brings more complexity and another dimension to the tannin profile. The 470 also reaches perfect ripeness at slightly lower sugar levels, which serves the restrained balance of this wine. Mourvèdre and Viognier add complexity of flavour and texture while Syrah remains the hero.

"If the test of a good wine is whether you keep the bottle to drink after tasting and writing a review, then, I passed the test. That peppery freshness was just too hard to resist. It infiltrates, subtly but effectively, almost every aspect to the wine, a fresh, lively background note. Aromas rise in black pepper, blue fruits, black cherry, briar and red liquorice. The wine moves briskly leaving a trail of flavour in its wake in spice and chocolate, black cherry. plums and woodsy, spicy oak notes. Attracts extra points for its cool climate peppery swagger and confidence." 95pts | Jeni Port | 

Certified Organic

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