2022 Cobaw Ridge l'altra Syrah Pinot
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2022 Cobaw Ridge l'altra Syrah Pinot

Macedon Ranges, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$54. 99
$659.88 Dozen
ABV: 12.7%
Closure: Diam Cork

Situated 610 meters above sea level and overseeing Central Victoria, the Cobaw Ridge vines thrive in the granite-rich mountain soil, working hard to produce well-balanced grapes. This unique site's challenges, combined with the Cooper's dedication to sustainable and natural practices, result in wines that truly reflect their origin and time. No additives, fining, filtration, or stabilization are applied, except for minimal sulphites before bottling.
The l'altra is a mix of 90% Syrah (pressed as Rose) and 10% Pinot Noir pressings, aged in old oak. It has a vibrant and juicy taste, featuring pepper spice and herbal notes. It's enjoyable chilled, easy to drink, yet it has some interesting details and complexity.

Other Reviews....
For the technocrats, this is 90% syrah made as rose and 8% pinot pressings with the rest, lagrein. A lighter, fresher red emerges, but geez, not without seriousness…
Succulent lighter red of sappy, red cherry, cranberry, faint Aussie bush floral notes. Crisp texture, so damn refreshing, fine, lithe weave of lacy-silty tannins, some pink grapefruit tang and a wash of red fruits and pretty spice through the finish. We drink l’Anglore and such and think the world of it, but here’s that kind of lighter red in spades, in our backyard. Wonderful, complex, compelling lighter red, so frisky and vibrant and so much going on. Wonderful. Drink 2023 - 2028.
94 Points
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front