Brunswick Wine Shop | 16 Sparta Place Brunswick
Graillot Syrah No 2 2013
Regular price $30.00
A barrel selection, yet it ends up coming mostly from the lower half of the slope, an area of their vineyard that naturally produces fleshier, more open wine. In the blending for the Syrah No 2 their ambition was looking for more generous barrels, more textural, more immediately delicious. It isn't a 'second wine' as such, but a stylistically different, earlier-drinking blend from the same vineyard. The final blend resulted in around 35-40 per cent whole bunch. The final result could be described as a fleshier, earlier drinking manifestation of the Graillot.
"Tuned to perfection. Both savoury- and sweet-fruited with blackberry and black cherry flavours sitting hand-in-glove with crushed leaf, black pepper and fresh-sawn cedar wood. For good measure it boasts a long, stony, smoky finish. Graillot and Heathcote are fast becoming a champion combination." -- 95 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015