Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml
The 2015 Gran Syrah is a blend of grapes from the three main vine-growing valleys of San Juan: Tulum, Zonda and Pedernal. In this wet El Niño vintage, the destemmed grapes fermented in roto-fermentors with indigenous yeasts, and the wine aged in brand new French oak barrels for 15 months. It has a savory and showy nose, with spicy and almost salty notes, hints of smoked bacon and a core of ripe fruit, showing the wild character of the place. The palate is full-bodied, with fine-grained tannins and pungent flavors. A big Syrah with freshness for the barbecue. 100,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2017.
Rich and complex, but no hint of overripeness. Lots of black peppers, blackberroes and some vanilla oak. The concentration is really impressive, and the generous tannins are very well-integrated. With a touch less oak this would have been rated higher. Drink or hold.