Painted Rock Estate Winery 2013 Syrah - 92+pts

Painted Rock Estate Winery 2013 Syrah (Skaha Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $34.99 + taxes
Alcohol: 14.9%

Production: 1622 cases
Date Tasted: May 31st, 2016

Tasting Notes: Opens with the intensity of an extracted Aussie Shiraz on the nose, though, the developing bouquet more closely resembles Syrah of the Northern Rhone with a beautiful blend of floral, fruit and savoury aromas. Layers of violet, blue fruits, smoky, cured meats, toffee, cardamom and white pepper will keep you blissfully sniffing the glass.

Palate is equally intense, with similar complexity and flavours, though, peppercorn spice plays a more prominent role and lasts for several minutes on the finish with a hint of fresh citrus and mint. Despite the nearly 15% alcohol and grippy tannins, there's no fat, this Syrah stays lean with excellent viscosity and a vibrant mouthfeel.

Look for this stunning, spicy Syrah to age gracefully over the next 3-5 years and last for 10 or more. Drink 2017-2022+.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2016

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