Great wines reflect their place of origin, and speak of the grape variety from which they are made. To achieve this goal Coates Wines has a no compromise approach to craft wines that blend the best in Australian and European winemaking styles, to bridge the gap between the fruit-driven Australian style and the savoury, complex wines of Old World Europe. The vineyards used to make the wines that bear the Coates label express purity of flavour that allow regional and varietal characters to be clearly articulated.
The Reserve Syrah is a selection of parcels from exceptional vintage conditions. Vintage 2008 was the first time The Reserve Syrah has been made; this has been followed by The Reserve Syrah 2012 and then The Reserve Syrah 2016.
The wines boast a vibrancy to their aromatic profile and overall drinkability, which they have in spades. Fully flared aromas of blue and boysenberry, bitter cherry, nori and lilac are scurried to the finish by peppery acidity and a dab of tapenade across the firm, pliant tannins following a whopping (at least for Australia) 7 weeks on skins and 18 months in salubrious French oak, 70% new. This wine is only made in exceptional vintages. This is the third and a ripper. Drink to: 2025; Price: $75.00; Date Tasted: Mar 2019; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star; Ned Goodwin MW; James Halliday Wine Companion
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