2017 Syrah Cuvée Classique
While it combines elements of both the old and new world, our Syrah leans more toward what you would expect from France’s Rhone Valley – hence the name. While its sibling Cuvée Violette showcases the floral, graceful and perfumed side of Syrah, Cuvée Classique shows the dark, savoury, spicy and powerful side of this noble grape variety. The wine is nuanced and elegant, yet structured in its youth. In 2017, white peppercorn, iron, dark blackberries, touch of black olives and aromatic herbs make up the aromatic and flavour profiles of this wine. There is a great balance between the components already albeit on the young side. Neither as robust as the likes of 2012 and 2015, nor as linear and elegant as 2010 and 2011. Balance is the word that keeps coming up for this vintage.
Rosemary and thyme-braised lamb shoulder with roasted fingerling potatoes or anise-crusted vision loin with garlic mash are a couple of our favourites to pair this wine with.
Cauliflower steak with romesco sauce or a lentil shepherd’s pie will go a long way with this wine.