2020 Joshua Cooper The Springs Syrah
Described by wine commentator Mike Bennie as "one of Australia’s brightest young winemakers”, Joshua Cooper is steadily forging a reputation for thoughtful, elegant, and confident wines from grapes grown in Macedon and surrounds.
From Tooborac and Heathcote come this syrah. A meaty, gamey thing with supple texture, so soft actually, spreads so gloriously and luxuriously in the mouth, albeit all of it fresh, cool, slightly floral, pretty with acidity, perky with peppery and piquant smokey paprika spice and finishes large and long. Amazing perfume, savoury, meaty, cherry juice and more smoky paprika spice. Tannins work late and in a nice web to a fine, light pucker. Lots of mojo, really delicious, heft but lift and plenty of character. A really good medium weight, savoury, silky, succulent syrah. Drink: 2021 - 2030.
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front (August 2021)
This has a rich dark-cherry and plum nose and a spicy and fragrant edge, too. Complex. Some blueberry and violet. The palate has a soft, silky feel with fluid, fleshy style. Mouth-filling, soft and gently spicy throughout. Drink now.
Nick Stock - JamesSuckling.com (August 2021)