Full Review

Levantine Hill

Levantine Hill
2015 Melissa’s Paddock, Syrah, Yarra Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$120

Levantine Hill
2015 Melissa’s Paddock, Syrah, Yarra Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5%
Black ruby color. Aromas of sarsaparilla, vanilla gelato, dried leaves, kumato, and smoked duck with a slightly chewy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-length tobacco, toasted nuts, and crusty bread finish with moderate oak flavor. A bold and chewy mature Syrah for grilled meats.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: sarsaparilla, vanilla gelato, dried leaves, kumato, and smoked duck
Taste Flavor: tobacco, toasted nuts, and crusty bread
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold and chewy, mature syrah for grilled meats.

The Importer

Levantine Hill Estate

The Importer
367 Collins St. Level 3
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Australia
61 -3 860-20-816

Syrah

Wine Glass Zinfandel.jpg
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.