The 2005 Piggott Range Syrah highlights the quality of the fruit that is produced from forty-one year old vines, planted on rocky shale/slate soils. Dark, inky black in color. Possessing enormous brooding character and structure of magnificent richness, it offers up aromas of crushed minerals, peatyness, floral perfume and leather wrapped roasted meats. Thick and weighty with massive structure, tight grained texture yet balanced wonderfully with pure expression of blackberry, brushed suede, earth and ripened black fruits. A full bodied wine with silky long tannins and dense flavors reveal a striking elegance that is compelling and provocative in nature.
The Wine AdvocateThe 2005 Syrah Piggott Range is quite backward currently. Glass-coating, it is deep crimson in color with mineral notes, violets, spice box, black pepper, espresso, smoked game, and blueberry aromatics. Deceivingly opulent, it has enough structure to merit 8-10 years of cellaring and should make old bones. Drink it through 2035.
Australian Wine CompanionWhat can only be described as a totally serious wine; extremely powerful, with multi-layered black fruits complexed by touches of earth and mineral; the tannins are perfectly balanced, the wine precisely where it should be.
Wine SpectatorA lavish mouthful of plum, blackberry, chocolate and subtle sweet spices, hinting at roasted fruit as the finish sails on and on against super refined tannins. Dramatic, but beautifully balanced. Best from 2009 through 2020. 500 cases imported.
International Wine CellarInky purple. Deeply concentrated, slowly unfolding aromas of blueberry, mulberry and candied plum are complicated by bacon fat and espresso, with sexy oak spices adding interest. Chunky tannins give structural support to the brooding fruit. Picks up a brighter cherry character on the chewy finish, which offers exceptional cling and length.
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