Alkoomi Southlands Shiraz 2002
Cool summer temperatures and dry conditions in 2002 led to a very good vintage. Traditional red winemaking techniques were used and the wine was matured for 12 months in a combination of 20% new American barriques and 80% one to four year old French oak barrels (Never and Allier).
The color is deep crimson with purple tinges. The bouquet displays an attractive blend of licorice, spicy plum and black mulberry fruit aromas with a subtle touch of vanillan oak. The palate is loaded with delicious rich cherry and mulberry fruit flavors with big palate flavor and subtle soft tannins. Perfect to serve with a steak or rich pasta dish. Drinking with gusto now and will continue to for the next three years.
Quite remote and unequalled in beauty, the wine regions of Westerm Australia promise endless physical and climatic diversity. From the coolest, seaside vineyards to the hottest inland zones, Western Australia is the source of some of the country’s most sought after wines.
Marked by an unmistakable deep purple hue and savory aromatics, Syrah makes an intense, powerful and often age-worthy red. Native to the Northern Rhône, Syrah achieves its maximum potential in the steep village of Hermitage and plays an important component in the Red Blends of Southern Rhône, adding color and structure to Grenache and Mourvèdre. Syrah is the most widely planted grape of Australia and is important in California and Washington. Sommelier Secret—Such a synergy these three create together, the Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre trio often takes on the shorthand term, “GSM.”