No Products in the Cart
The Pillars Syrah vineyards are grown in sandy, clay soils at the lowest altitude (200m above sea level) and always deliver a wine with a more... feminine touch. The 2016 vintage was dry, warm and challenging for many farmers - it was one of the driest years on record. This dry weather resulted in healthy berries and vines; however the yield was lower and berries smaller resulting in wines that have a lot of concertation and colour.
What can you expect?
On the nose, notes of violets, black tee, liquorice, black current and white pepper all layered, and evolve as the wine opens. The palate offers grippy yet velvety, fruit tannins balancing well with the hints of wood. A polished, flamboyant wine.
Roast beef, barbeque, spareribs, duck, aged hard cheeses
Wine drinks well now but can easily age for another 10 years. So buy 2 cases and open a bottle every year to compare the evolution.
Tim Atkin 93 pts
2021 - 4.5* John Platter's Guide