94pts – James Halliday
93pts – Jamie Goode
Australia has great Shiraz (aka Syrah) & the styles have become distinctly regional. Shiraz from the Yarra Valley develops greater finesse & graceful tannins from the cool climate and thus a more elegant style. Soumah has created a subtle yet powerful Shiraz by adding a small amount of Viognier that enhances the ripe fruit bouquet. Luscious & round, full of juicy red fruit with fine tannins & smooth oak. A savoury palate of structure with red and black fruit coupled with fine grained tannins, all bound together with a sweet clip of new oak. This is an intense Syrah, but in an elegant way. It will mature well to the end of the next decade.
“Matured in French oak (30% new) for 18 months. Good hue and depth; the scented bouquet has spice, pepper, balance and cedary oak all on show, the medium-bodied palate” – James Halliday
“Grippy & structured with ripe black cherry fruit & some richer blackberry character, with a spicy, tarry, peppery edge.” – Jamie Goode