Full Review

Levantine Hill

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

Pair this wine with:
Game Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$120

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

Pair this wine with:
Game Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Medium dusty ruby color. Spicy aromas and flavors of fresh cracked pepper, cedar and sandalwood, spiced dark berries and beets, and parmesan herb bread with a satiny, vibrant, fruity full body and a warming, distinctive, long finish with overtones of chocolate drizzled pomegranates, fruit leather, and toffeed nuts with chewy, crunchy tannins and light oak flavor. A spicy, mouthwatering syrah with deeply delightful flavors and pure varietal character.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Savory, Spicy & Complex & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: fresh cracked pepper, cedar and sandalwood, spiced dark berries and beets, and parmesan herb bread
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of chocolate drizzled pomegranates, fruit leather, and toffeed nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Lamb Chops With A Rosemary Sauce, Mutton, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spicy, mouthwatering syrah with deeply delightful flavors and pure varietal character.

The Importer

Levantine Hill Estate

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

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.