Tasting Notes

At full stretch this 2002 Castagna Genesis Syrah is medium weight, but the array of flavours, the feel in the mouth, the balance of fruit, oak, tannin and acid – and the wow factor – it’s all come together beautifully. This is a single-vineyard, estate-grown, cool climate shiraz par excellence. It showcases pure flavours of cherry, pencil, turkish delight, stewed plums, spice, black pepper – and the sweet essence of stony earth. The flavoursome mull of smoked smallgoods and tobacco so familiar to lovers of Castagna Genesis Syrah is here in good voice too – it’s a wine that has the lot. Effortless tannins. Lovely acidity. In balance and in control. Campbell Mattinson - Winefront

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