Luke Lambert Syrah 2010


SKU 32871


The 2010 Yarra Valley Syrah is sourced from an elevated vineyard in St. Andrews where the rocky, depleted soil and steep, windswept slopes produce a more feminine, elegant style of Syrah. A sturdier, more muscular wine than the 2010 with plenty of black fruit perfume, cardamom, pepper and floral (violet) notes. Retains the prettiness and elegance of previous releases but carries slightly more structure and palate weight. Fermented using wild yeast with 60% whole bunches included. Matured in 27 year old, large format oak barrels before bottling without fining or filtration.
Category Red Wine
Country Australia
Region Victoria
Appellation Yarra Valley
Brand Luke Lambert
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateLuke Lambert's 2010 Syrah was fermented using wild yeast with 60% whole bunches included and matured in 27 year old, large format oak barrels before bottling without fining or filtration. It offers a complex nose of ripe black berries, red plums and blueberries over hints of dried Mediterranean herbs, black pepper, black truffles, salami, star anise and damp loam. Medium-bodied and well-poised on the palate, it has a great intensity of vibrant, layered flavors supported by crisp acid and a medium to firm level of finely grained tannins, finishing long. Approachable now, it should have good cellaring potential and drink to 2021+. This is a wonderfully stylish and contemporary cooler-climate Aussie Syrah well worth seeking-out! 576 dozen bottles were produced.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, June 2012
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastThis wine reflects Yarra Valley's relatively cool climate in its gently herbal and spicy demeanor. Anise and pepper accent the blueberry fruit in this medium-bodied offering that was 60% whole-bunch fermented, all by indigenous yeasts. There's a bit of creaminess to the texture, but little in the way of overt oak notes, and a long, silky finish. It's a wine to shatter old stereotypes about Aussie Shiraz.

Joe Czerwinski, September 1, 2013
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorDistinctly herbal, with a thyme and sage cast to the blueberry and white pepper flavors, finishing with refinement. Drink now through 2015.

Harvey Steiman, 2012