Wine of the Week AU

Box Grove The Weaver Syrah 2014, Nagambie Lakes, AUD $45

Roussanne is a specialty of this vineyard in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley, where they make sparkling and dry white roussannes, and shiraz-roussanne blends. This one has 3% roussanne.

There’s good depth of colour with a trace of purple, while the bouquet is quiet and reserved, with a steely, stony-mineral note. It’s youthfully taut in the mouth, with firm tannins and fresh acidity. The aftertaste confirms pepper-spice and freshly-turned earth notes, the aftertaste refreshing. It’s an excellent food wine, with the requisite structure, while its flavour won’t dominate. At seven years old, it’s extreme value. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view original tasting note

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: drink now to nine years

Food: mature hard cheeses, such as Reggiano and Manchego

Stockists: Box Grove Vineyard ; Harvest Home and 1860 restaurant, Nagambie (Vic.); Wine Selectors.

Ranked: #2 of 17 2014 Shiraz blends from Victoria

Awarded: Top Rank

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