Dry River Lovat Syrah 2008

The colour of this wine is still deep and dark at the heart but showing a blood red weave through it, finishing with a light purple hue. The aromas are evolving too, showcasing the complexities of the wine. Softer and warmer fruit tones are now more the supporting act with complexities such as forest floor and wet earth taking the limelight. For us, the appeal of this wine, or aged wines in general, is the change in texture. In this Syrah, the moth feel has morphed from fruitfulness wrapped in firm acidity and tannins to a gentler and broader impact. Kindness and openness have replaced introverted and shy characters, yet with a warm and weighty presence. The tannins are now more rounded, more fluent and seamlessly integrated into the wine. Whilst we think this wine is showing exceptional development characters and is delicious drinking now, there is also considerable life left for those who are keen to cellar it for longer.

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Dry River Lovat Syrah 2008