Battely Syrah 2005
1 or more bottles$69.99
Gary Walsh93 points
This is a dark, dense, savoury wine that offers olives, plums, spice, hung meat and gamey notes. The palate is dry and structured but with beautiful flesh and vibrancy at its core. To put it simply it is just delicious drinking.
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- Blue Fruits
- Red Meat
Critic Scores & reviews
"Battely must be the most widely misspelled Australian winery name after Plantagenet I would think. Admittedly, I also have a bugger of a time getting De Iuliis right too…oh and Tyrrells often misses an ‘r’. Aromas of blackberry, raspberry liqueur, lots of cracked pepper and spice, apricot kernel and new leather. Subtle oak very much in the background. On the palate full bodied and packed with plum, raspberry, apricot kernel, spice and pepper. Intense plush fruit with savoury black olive and leather flavours. Warm and spicy with fine (deceptively) soft tannins and long fractionally hot and spicy baked fruit finish. It has a louder more robust personality that the seductive 2004 but has plenty of class nonetheless. 93 pts, Gary Walsh"
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