Our syrahs are showing the Aussies a thing or two
- says Michael Cooper
"It feels like a dagger to the heart," writes leading wine writer, Michael Cooper, in his Listener column. "New Zealand has 400ha of syrah vines and Australia has 40,000ha of shiraz. Yet even Australian judges are celebrating our floral, peppery syrahs." He then goes on to give five stars to several top 'flight syrahs/shirazes grown on both sides of the Tasman, including Penfolds Grange 2008 at $750 and The Hay Paddock 2010 at one-tenth of that price. "Enticingly fragrant, with a strong surge of blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, rich and rounded. A classically structured syrah from a top vintage," is how he describes this Hay Paddock wine, recent gold medal winner at the International Wine & Spirit Competition and available now online.
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