Winery: Cobaw Ridge
Region: Macedon Ranges - Victoria
Winemaker: Alan Cooper
Varietal(s): 80% Syrah 20% Lagrein
Dedicated Biodynamic farmers with their stella site set at 600-or-so meters above sea level in the cool upper reaches of the Macedon Ranges. The wine is made with no additions, no adjustments or chicanery.
The other expression of Cobaw Ridge Syrah, a wine with altitude and attitude. Juicy supple with poise and drive.
This is a charming, savoury style shiraz (syrah!) of beautiful perfume, spice, earthiness, cusp-of-ripeness red fruits and a hustle of brisk, cool acidity. The takeaway message is 'medium weight red of spiciness and a relaxed feel in the pallet with a fine trill of tannins to close'. You could close your eyes and be drinking best of northern Rhone, or simply give in to the wines unfettered, herb and spice, red fruit charm. It's almost on the cusp of rugged pinosity too, in its way. Big love. Cellaring should reward likewise.