Neck of the Woods Winery 2010 Backyard Vineyards Syrah - 87pts
Availability: Direct from winery here and VQA stores
Date Tasted: July 2nd, 2012
Tasting Notes: This is a Rhone style Syrah, hence the French version of the name, that offers a masculine, cool-climate expression of the peppery grape. The appealing nose boasts layers of spice and oak with black cherry fruit supporting. The dry, chalky palate follows with good continuity of flavours from the nose yet with a balance that finishes a tad tart. Has the tannins and flavour profile to pair with a Sunday roast or a juicy, peppercorn encrusted steak - definitely a red meat wine. Tasting a bit tight and closed today: nothing a further 6 months in bottle wouldn't cure nicely. Drink 2013-2015.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright Icon Wines 2012