Sunday, January 10, 2016

Meerea Park 2014 Terracotta Syrah

The 2014 vintage was an absolute stunner for shiraz in the Hunter Valley and the Eather brothers, Garth and Rhys, have hit the bullseye with this glorious French-accented individual-vineyard offering. The fruit, which includes 40% whole bunch, is sourced from the unirrigated Leonard Estate with its clay "terracotta" soils in the heart of Pokolbin - and boy has it delivered. This is a rich and concentrated wine, but with a definite lightness of being. French oak has added complexity and a 2% injection of viognier gives it brightness and lift. Scented, medium-bodied and downright delicious, this will cellar well but is in the "zone" for current drinking. $70.   

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