Luke Lambert Syrah 2010

$77.00
$69.30

SKU 32871

750ml

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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
Varietal
Country Australia
Region Victoria
Appellation Yarra Valley
Brand Luke Lambert
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • 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
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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