Coates The Syrah 2016 (McLaren Vale, South Australia) "...mulberry, raspberry, mocha..."
The Syrah represents a serious ‘over engineering’ of fruit and winemaking inputs to produce a wine that shows little compromise in quality alongside wines of many times the price.
Fruit is sourced from three primary vineyards that range from 30 to 80 years in age. Incorporation of Syrah from the sandy soils of Blewitt Springs provides elegance, spice and a strong natural acid backbone with Willunga fruit adding mulberry and anise.
"Deep crimson red in colour. Vibrant aromas of mulberry and raspberry accompanied by mocha, roasted spice and subtle forest floor notes. Plush and softly textured on the palate with black fruits interwoven with earth, liquorice and game nuances. The lingering finish is supported by layers of soft velvety tannin. Drink now to 2025. Only 700 cases made." - Producer