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2018 Passel Estate Lot 71 Reserve Syrah

Passel Estate2018 Passel Estate Lot 71 Reserve Syrah

2018 Syrah

Margaret River, Western Australia

Select rows of hand-picked fruit, whole cluster ferment and matured for 16 months in large format French oak puncheons, 40% of which were new.

From $80.00 per bottle

    Description

    Tasting Notes: Dark red in colour with purple hints. A bouquet of black cherries, graphite, baked orange and cracked allspice. A focused and elegant entry on the palate defined by poised acidity and cherry skin tannins. Richer flavours of black plums and ground cacao underpin an otherwise lithe expression of fruit and floral aroma. Wet slate laced with succulent red fruits and lingering tannin on the finish.

    Winemaking Notes: Selected rows were hand-picked at first light. 40% of the perfect clusters were gently placed in the bottoms of our open fermenters, after which the rest of the fruit was destemmed and placed on top as whole berries. For the first 5 days of the fermentation each open fermenter underwent gentle pigéage 3 times a day, ensuring that the cap was only gently rearranged and that none of the clusters beneath were broken or disturbed, allowing each berry to undergo its own unique internal fermentation, thus adding multiple layers of complexity to the aromatic and textural foundation of the wine. Towards the end of the ferment the whole-clusters were gently broken with each pigéage to slowly release the sugar and aromatics into the wine. After a full 14 days on skin the wine was gently separated from the skins and transferred straight to oak to complete fermentation. It was then matured for 16 months in large format French oak puncheons, 40% of which were new, with bâttonage every 5 – 6 weeks.

    GOLD MEDAL
    International Wine & Spirit Competition 2023
    "An elegant, balanced wine with perfumed aromas of crushed herbs and red fruits. The palate has crisp bramble notes with hints of tar, truffle, and spice that are layered and complex. A well-crafted wine with masterful precision of flavours."
    96 Points
    Ray Jordan, Wine Pilot
    "I expected this would be a cracker from this vintage and it hasn’t disappointed. It is clearly the best of these yet released and like the cabernet the extra year in bottle has helped immeasurably. Has a spicy dark cherry and light plummy character with a light dollop of dark chocolate. The mouth feel is superb. Smoothly constructed with whole bunches fermentation and 16 months in large format French oak of which about a third was new. So the oak doesn’t dominate but plays a significant role."
    95 Points
    Emma Farrelly, Wine Pilot
    "Dense and broody with powerful concentration. There is a real sense of richness here – dark fruits, chocolate and leather with a salty beef jus character adding complexity and a savoury edge. What piques my interest is how the wine unfurls down the palate – generously textured and building in opulence. Again, clever use of oak here that doesn’t overwhelm. Serious and intensely comforting."

    Wine Details

    • Region Margaret River, Western Australia
    • Vintage 2018
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Syrah
    • Volume 750ml

    Description

    Tasting Notes: Dark red in colour with purple hints. A bouquet of black cherries, graphite, baked orange and cracked allspice. A focused and elegant entry on the palate defined by poised acidity and cherry skin tannins. Richer flavours of black plums and ground cacao underpin an otherwise lithe expression of fruit and floral aroma. Wet slate laced with succulent red fruits and lingering tannin on the finish.

    Winemaking Notes: Selected rows were hand-picked at first light. 40% of the perfect clusters were gently placed in the bottoms of our open fermenters, after which the rest of the fruit was destemmed and placed on top as whole berries. For the first 5 days of the fermentation each open fermenter underwent gentle pigéage 3 times a day, ensuring that the cap was only gently rearranged and that none of the clusters beneath were broken or disturbed, allowing each berry to undergo its own unique internal fermentation, thus adding multiple layers of complexity to the aromatic and textural foundation of the wine. Towards the end of the ferment the whole-clusters were gently broken with each pigéage to slowly release the sugar and aromatics into the wine. After a full 14 days on skin the wine was gently separated from the skins and transferred straight to oak to complete fermentation. It was then matured for 16 months in large format French oak puncheons, 40% of which were new, with bâttonage every 5 – 6 weeks.

    GOLD MEDAL
    International Wine & Spirit Competition 2023
    "An elegant, balanced wine with perfumed aromas of crushed herbs and red fruits. The palate has crisp bramble notes with hints of tar, truffle, and spice that are layered and complex. A well-crafted wine with masterful precision of flavours."
    96 Points
    Ray Jordan, Wine Pilot
    "I expected this would be a cracker from this vintage and it hasn’t disappointed. It is clearly the best of these yet released and like the cabernet the extra year in bottle has helped immeasurably. Has a spicy dark cherry and light plummy character with a light dollop of dark chocolate. The mouth feel is superb. Smoothly constructed with whole bunches fermentation and 16 months in large format French oak of which about a third was new. So the oak doesn’t dominate but plays a significant role."
    95 Points
    Emma Farrelly, Wine Pilot
    "Dense and broody with powerful concentration. There is a real sense of richness here – dark fruits, chocolate and leather with a salty beef jus character adding complexity and a savoury edge. What piques my interest is how the wine unfurls down the palate – generously textured and building in opulence. Again, clever use of oak here that doesn’t overwhelm. Serious and intensely comforting."

    Wine Details

    • Region Margaret River, Western Australia
    • Vintage 2018
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Syrah
    • Volume 750ml

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