Luke Lambert Syrah 2010
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.
Wine SpectatorDistinctly herbal, with a thyme and sage cast to the blueberry and white pepper flavors, finishing with refinement. Drink now through 2015.