2012 The Orient Syrah.
Product Code : GMT032
RED WINE. 750ml
Alc.: 14 %
Best National Producer - AWC Vienna 2015, 2016
Super Premium Trophy, FBAT Wine Challenge 2015
Trophy, Best with Gaeng Massaman, HKIWSC 2015
Gold, Best with Gaeng Massaman, HKIWSC 2015
Gold, FBAT Wine Challenge 2015
Silver, AWC Vienna 2015
Silver, AWC Vienna 2016
Silver, Japan Wine Challenge 2015
Silver, Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2015
Grape variety: Syrah
The Syrah grapes for this wine were hand selected from three oldest blocks of lower yielding vines on a slope with red clay and good drainage. The grapes were hand harvested in the cool mornings of February at 24-25°Brix and hand sorted which resulted in concentrated grapes, with full flavors and tannins.
The Syrah was vinified with one month and a half extended maceration period to get the full flavor and complexity. The Orient was aged in 80% new French and American oak barrels for twelve months for wellstructured tannins and smooth palate. This Syrah is full-bodied, concentrated and elegant with black fruit characters of blackberries and plum with hints of black pepper and clove. The palate shows arrays of dark cherries, sweet plums and black currant. Complex, dry, with generous middle-palate sweetness, held together by tight acid backbone and spicy hints of cigar box and Szechuan pepper. It is robust with integrated vanilla oak and powerful tannins with silky and long finish. The velvety tannins make this wine pleasurable drinking on its own or with food. This Syrah is crafted to be enjoyed with a few years of cellaring and will improve with age. Drink now – 2022.
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