2022 Lambert Syrah
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2022 Lambert Syrah

Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$54. 99
$659.88 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Diam Cork

Another phenomenal release from the deft hands of Luke Lambert. This Syrah is sourced from the west side of the Denton vineyard (where Luke is the winemaker). Fermented using wild yeast and 80% whole bunches included. Matured in large, old, French oak foudre and bottled without fining or filtration. Phenomenal drinking now, but will develop wonderfully over the next 10-12 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews....
An unirrigated patch of vines, still establishing themselves. A medium-bodied wine of ethereal scents and a savory structural latticework that brings the drinker back to chew on the tannins. Great tannins, here. Violets, blueberries, iodine, tapenade and saucisson, with a hint of dill, clove and something loamy and ferrous to the mouthfeel, imparting warmth and a strong sense of place. There is something evocative about this, even if new to the style. It all feels intuitive. It all feels right. Drink or hold.
95 Points
Ned Goodwin MW - JamesSuckling.com

The stunning 2022 Syrah is super-stylish, with a modern, fresh edge. It delivers up a powerful yet refined core of mulberry and blackberry, with toasted spices and stalky dried herbs well matched to a backbone of fine French oak. Fantastic energy follows, the whole-bunchy herbs providing a youthful, compact shape to meaty, spicy and violet flavors, all supported by sturdy tannins. There's a confidence and composure here that will serve this wine well for at least a decade. Drink 2027-2038.
93 points
Angus Hughson - Vinous