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Friday 5 February 2016

Alkimi Yarra Valley 'The Good Earth' Syrah 2014

Two thirds of the fruit was de-stemmed and wild yeast fermented. The remainder was 100% whole bunch and fermented in a tank for five weeks.

Tell-tale aromatics of the inclusion of those bunches here. We wine ponces often waffle on about berries and bunches, and it serves as a timely reminder to offer that, in the case of bunches, they lend a spice and a woody, savoury character that supplements the natural fruit inherent in many wines. 

Here, pepper and a little mace sits atop berry derived aromas. Inviting, enticing, leading

Light to medium bodied, early onset of spice before more juicy fruit character jazzed up the palate. It's not the most complex wine, it doesn't aim to be, yet it offers great drinking appeal

Decent length. But you just wanna drink it. That there is the biggest compliment I can pay it. 90 

Tasted on: Friday 8th January
Source: Sample
Price: $28
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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