This is a blend of three different Syrah vineyard sites, known as Steepside, Topside and Sweetwater. Steepside is a North facing slope comprising of deep, red clay-rich soils, which produce powerful full bodied wines with rich, spicy flavours. Topside is an unirrigated west facing vineyard planted at 400m above sea level on rocky sandstone-based soil. Topside Syrah is usually a more aromatic wine with good structure and natural acid. Sweetwater is the coolest of the three Syrah sites and ripens the latest. Sweetwater Syrah is normally lighter and elegant in style with a herbal aroma.
It has a fragrant aroma profile of wild flowers, sweet cherries and plenty of spices. The palate is elegant and focused with a clean, linear acidity. It has an exciting cherry and plum flavour with notes of spice and earthiness. The tannins are vibrant and tight, and the wine has a long, succulent, herbal finish. Drink 2018-2028.