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Monday, 10 June 2013

Michael Hall Eden Valley Syrah 2010

From the Naimanya vineyard perched at 520 metres in the Eden Valley. Was picked on the 1st April, de-stemmed,wild yeast ferented and spent 22 days on skins.

Opens initially to a smokey-toasty citrus infused profile. Backed up with blue fruits. Quite a pretty intro. Palate shows complexity, seemingly at odds to that aromatic profile - an interesting juxtaposition. Red and black fruits, a citrus tang built around a mineral core.

It is that minerality that forms the backbone of the wine, a fine length passing - and lasting - long on the palate, a flourish of tannin holding you. Simply captivating, offering something else at every turn. 94 - Excellent 

Tasted on: Saturday 1st June, a Flower Day
Source: Retail, Grand Central Cellars
Price: $40 RRP
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: DIAM
Website: http://www.michaelhallwines.com/

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