Sublime Yarra fruit from the ’18 vintage.
A very dry season for the Yarra, 2019 was low yielding but high quality. A cool change early in the harvest helped to retain freshness, although the vintage is apparent in the darker aromatics. Only a baby, the 2019 Healesville Syrah is still a little closed, with restrained fruits and fine chalky tannin structure that will carry it through to maturity.
We recently tasted this blind in the company of some stunning Nebbiolos from around the globe. What really stood out was the fruit purity and depth of structure… Tannin that will carry this wine for decades. Perhaps even more important is that we see Nebbiolo building a serious reputation for itself in the Yarra. This EB is about the future and just how promising that future looks.
Unusually for an RS this was a blend of first and second pick. First pick went straight to concrete for ferment which is so vivid and riveting, blended with some second pick fermented in large oak, bringing a fine supple texture that veers from the highly recognisable RS style we know to a structural clarity that seems just a little more amplified than normal.
Recently reviewed by Nick Butler for Gourmet Traveller WINE ~ 97 POINTS
From our only vineyard on the prominent red soils of the upper Yarra. This wine continues to be the definition of purity and focus as the ripe beady thread of acidity carries the fruit impeccably.