Full Review

Levantine Hill

Levantine Hill
2015 Syrah, Yarra Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$64.95

Levantine Hill
2015 Syrah, Yarra Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Medium violet color. Floral aromas and flavors of scented candle, freshly washed linen, dried berries, and jasmine tea with cream with a silky, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of black raspberry-pomegranate jam, spiced apple and black cherry, hint of peppery spice, and cedar paper with fine, dusty tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A charming and lively syrah that will compliment a meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: scented candle, freshly washed linen, dried berries, and jasmine tea with cream
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of black raspberry-pomegranate jam, spiced apple and black cherry, hint of peppery spice, and cedar paper
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Kabobs, Lamb Curry, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A charming and lively syrah that will compliment a meal.

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.