Que Sera Syrah 2014

Tasting Notes

My sparse notes indicate a cool period over flowering followed by a windy patch and then a nice Autumn.  Skill and luck led to a hasty pick on 15 April at 20 brix – 50mls of rain started next day!

To ensure full ripeness of our Syrah, over half the grapes are dropped unceremoniously to the ground soon after fruit set.  The result of this austerity is a low 1.4 tonne/acre yield, financially suicidal, but favouring the imbiber.

Compared to the average Aussie shiraz, local syrahs are typically lighter in texture and more subtle in flavour – a distinction not always detected by our antipodean neighbours whose palates have come to prefer the bolder expression that comes from 40oC temperatures.  Each to his own.

People mostly hone in on the peppery/spicy character of Que Sera to which our panel added dark fruits, eg raspberry and toasty oak.  Goes with most red meats especially venison.  Duck is good.


Price: $38.00

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