2014 Innocent Bystander Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Yarra Yarra"
Winery: Innocent Bystander
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Yarra Yarra"
Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)
Grape blend: 100% Syrah
Region: Yarra Valley
State or country: Australia
Cases produced: 500
KWG Score: 91 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)
Review date: January 21, 2017
Wine Review: This pitch black colored Syrah from Australia opens with an interesting salami, black olive and wet concrete bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and savory. The flavor profile is a mineral infused gentle blackberry with notes of oak and a hint of dark chocolate. The finish is dry and its flavors subtly drift away. The Panel suggested pairing this good value Syrah with Mediterranean lamb chops or sliders. Enjoy – KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: Aromas of exotic pink peppercorns, fresh cherries, dried orange peel, dark cocoa and a hint of star anise. The palate is earthy and luscious with flavors of black olives, cardamom spice and secondary smoky char characters.
Organic status: not organic
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