Heritage Estate 2021 Syrah

First the correction of some misinformation and an apology. Apparently both John Handy and Stephen Oliver were involved in making the Heritage Estate 2019 Petit Verdot. The relevant post has now been altered and apologies to anyone affected by my mistake.2021 syrah

Given the name ’Syrah’ I expected a lower a/v but this wine’s 14.3% which is a good result for the wet on again off again 2021 red veraison. Both the bouquet and the palate explain themselves with some conviction regarding the wines ’Syrah’ nature.

A lovely colour with a rim radiating ruby hues pierced with some impassioned projected purple tints.

There are very redolent wafts from this wine of ripe red fruits and spices and a little slightly smoky oak, the bouquet certainly announces a red fruited spicy wine. The palate is long and smooth with quite ripe fruit, lush red raspberries lick and lap your taste buds with generosity, ripe reddish purple plums are a little plump in their massaging mouthfeel but this is quickly transformed by a white pepper infusion permeated with some tasty aniseed – ripe but spicy fruit is a palatal signature – acidity matches and moves the fruits progression along the wines lengthy presentation, the tannins are quite ripe, smooth and embodied with a little earth.

It’s been a warmer day in Brisbane the temperature peaked at 28° C so I thought a ‘syrah’ might be a fitting choice but this syrah has more body and fruit weight than I anticipated, luckily the evening has cooled considerably. Another enjoyable red wine from Heritage Estate’s new wine maker Stephen Oliver, it’s ready to go now and over the next 5+ years.

Tasted: Saturday 21st August, 2022 without food and then with over several hours.
Alcohol: 14.3%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: Not Yet Released.
Suggested Drinking Window: 2022 to 2028
Winemakers: Stephen Oliver
Fruit Source: Estate
Oak: French
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Posted by Peter Pacey

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