Review: Australia's Best Syrah by Young Gun of Wine

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A recent review of Australia's Best Syrah from Young Gun of Wine, and Quiet Mutiny made the grade. Read the whole post here.

2022 Quiet Mutiny ‘Venus Rising’ Syrah, Tasmania

Lane, Mullen and Vercoe all had this as their number one wine from the tasting. “Pink musk, pepper, meat, lovely ripe cherry red fruits and balance, perhaps some Grenache-like spice as well,” commented Lane. “It has a slightly wild dark edge to the back palate that drives depth and complexity and pushes it to the next level, and fine savoury tannin that asks for food, and another sip.” Touching on flavour markers, Mullen noted: “Fresh blackberry, sweet licorice. Fresh ground peppercorn. Lovely fresh vibrant mid palate. Great weight, drive and complexity. Tannin gravelly and fine.” “A highly aromatic nose of blackberries, purple petals, dried savoury and white pepper with a hint of crushed black olive,” wrote Vercoe. “It moves like silk through the palate with a purity of black fruits countering a gentle spice and balanced bitterness. Boysenberry, blackberry, dried herb and amaro root notes are at the core of the wine which are offset with a gentle and earthen, brushy tannin, that in combination with the forest fruit acid line and gentle bitterness, give a refreshing, pure and elegant finish to the wine. A pure flowing, complex and refreshing style.” Berry also had this wine in her top six. “I would crack this at a party with canapés on a warm day. It’s enjoyable, and a crowd pleasing number for situations where people are standing up socialising. It will stop you in your tracks as it is definitely uber delicious and you’ll want to know where to buy it before going back to your conversation. A wine with a juicy core.”