Tag Archives: Syrah

Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas 2010, Southern Rhone, France

Saint Cosme has been riding a good streak from 2010 to 2012. They produce beautiful Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah blends, a very lovely Chateauneuf du Pape, and value-for-money Cotes du Rhones. However, if an inkling of uncertainty, go with their … Continue reading

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Americas tasting UOMSWS

The University of Melbourne Student Wine Society had it’s day out in the sun a couple of weeks ago with a showing of quaffers from the Americas. To be honest, there is a decent range of South American wines to … Continue reading

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Luke Lambert March 2014 releases, Prince Wine Store

To me, the St Andrews Nebbiolo vineyard represents what is different and brilliant about the Yarra Valley. It is a reminder that the Yarra Valley isn’t all that is Yarra Glen, but extends north and west, it’s not all flats … Continue reading

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Man O War Dreadnought Syrah 2008, Waiheke Island, NZ

AUD$46 from PWS. The current vintage is 2010, and this is one of the bottles I had kept aside. Intense black ruby purple colour. A developing forward nose that is ripe with blackberries, mulberries and earthy spice. Dry, med+ – … Continue reading

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Ruggabellus Archaeus Syrah Mataro Grenache 2012, Barossa Valley, SA

$45 from Prince Wine Store. This is a very different wine from the other two Ruggabellus I tried. A syrah dominant wine, and the weight and darkness of the fruit showcases this well. Intense dark ruby-purple colour, youthful nose of … Continue reading

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