100% Syrah from the Mediterranean regions of Southern France – Nimes, Beziers and Aude Valley aged in 1 and 2 year old oak.
An elegant and food friendly alternative to the full blown Australian style whilst possessing impressive depth of flavour. An inviting mix of red berries, blackcurrants and sweet smoky spice (clove and cinnamon). The palate is impressively deep and textured with a burst of dark berried fruit flavours wrapped in savoury spice and fine tannins. Nice length and a classy finish completes this modern but decidedly French Shiraz.
Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"Time seems to move a bit slower in the south of France. A generation of poets and songwriters have written about the natural beauty and relaxed culture of 'The Midi'. Parnasse is named after the mountain grass that flowers above our vineyards each spring, marking the beginning of a long, languid summer.
The 2017 Parnasse Syrah is vibrant and richly expressive with aromas of bright cherry, red berries and sweet spice. The palate is soft and fruit-driven with dark berry flavours framed by subtle smoky oak and fine tannins."
91/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"Youthful, ripe and inviting, the bouquet shows mixed berry compote, warm spice, almond and floral characters with a touch of cocoa. The palate is succulent and fleshy, delivering delectable fruit flavours and silky texture. The wine offers lovely pristine fruit flavours and satisfying mouthfeel, finishing long and fruity. At its best: now to 2021."