2014 Levantine Hill Yarra Valley Syrah

The Levantine Hill story is pretty amazing, which I will save for another day, because I really want to tell you about this wine.

A deep colour with a lovely sheen it’s class is evident from the start.  Aromas of red fruits, cherries and some spices introduce this wine to the senses nice and gently.

Rich, lush, darker berries galore on the palate.  Layer after layer after layer.  I’m not quite sure how to put this other than to say, it’s definitely cool climate but without the obvious pepperiness.  There’s lots going on and lots of flavour but, it’s not full bodied.  Definitely elegant…definitely!  Plus it seems to just sit nicely balanced on your palate while it pirouettes to its heart’s content.  Tannins are a bit player to say the least.

This is pure, unadulterated luxury.  Well, for me it was.  Everything in its place.  No squeaks, rattles or clunks that need sorting.  It’s a pretty amazing wine to be perfectly frank.  Imagine how good the 2015 vintage must be!

It also must be mentioned that it recently scored 93+ points and won the Shiraz/Syrah Trophy at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in London. Take a bow Paul Bridgeman.

levantinehill.com.au

Region: Yarra Valley, Australia     Price: $80     Source: Sample courtesy of Levantine Hill

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