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Sunday, 14 July 2013

2010 Syrahmi Mourvédre

Adam Foster is the man behind Syrahmi - focussing on wines from the Heathcote region; l'Imposteur - wines made by Foster in France; Foster e Rocco - wines made by Foster in conjunction with Sommelier Lincoln Riley; and La La - a tribute to Guigal’s famous La Mouline, La Turque and La Landonne. 
Made from the Greenstone vineyard in Heathcote, close-planted at 4545 v/ph, opens a little reductive - as can often be Mataro's way - closed, yielding little. Seeing 25% whole bunch, as the wine opens up, it shows a little herbal/ boucquet garni character.

Slowly, unfurling, revealing itself further: boysenbery, mulberry; so much more expressive on day two, open, embracing, seemingly juicy, touch of satsuma plum - a lighter guise of Mataro.

Velvet smooth entry, a little charcuterie and spice, savoury notes working in tandem with a defined fruit quality. A complex wine, a mineral edge provides additional character, tannin is fine, carrying a line that is seemingly perpetual. Concluding, it's long and sustained. Generous graphite/mineral. 92+ Very Good

Tasted on: Thursday 13th June, a Leaf Day
Source: Gift
Price: $45
Alcohol: 14.2%
Closure: Screwcap

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