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Elysian Springs

Elysian Springs
2015 Spring Lamb, Syrah, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .33%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$27.50

Elysian Springs
2015 Spring Lamb, Syrah, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .33%
Opaque dark violet color. Complex, inviting aromas and flavors of spiced berries, herbal honey, menthol tobacco, and dried lavender with a supple, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long finish with notes of craisin and cassis liqueur, reduced tangerine, nutskin, and peppery spice with fine, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A supple, artfully balanced syrah with nice depth and breadth of flavor.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: spiced berries, herbal honey, menthol tobacco, and dried lavender
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of craisin and cassis liqueur, reduced tangerine, nutskin, and peppery spice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Rack of Baby Lamb, Bone In Ribeye Steak With A White Pepper Demi-Glaze Sauce, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A supple, artfully balanced syrah with nice depth and breadth of flavor.

The Producer

Elysian Springs Pty Ltd.

The Producer
2918 Eden Valley Road
Mount Pleasant, SA
Australia
61 -412504010

Syrah

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Syrah - also known as Shiraz, especially in Australia - is a red wine with rich, zesty plum and blackberry fruit along with a light spicy, sometimes peppery quality. The grape has light to medium tannins, meaning lighter versions are drinkable upon release. This has certainly helped this wine's popularity in the United States.

Full-bodied versions, such as Côte-Rôtie from France's Rhone Valley, are intense, deeply concentrated wines that need many years to round out; these are generally at their best seven to ten years after the vintage and can drink well for 20 years plus from the best vintages.

Recommended foods with Syrah include most red meats, game and barbecued foods.