London Cru 2013 Syrah

This London Cru Syrah 2013 is coming from Roussillon, but produced on the first urban winery here in London, UK. The aim of not to copy any of the big Aussie Shiraz examples was definitely achieved - you can think of it as the example of Northern Rhone, definitely not Australian one. Yet Roussillon has some cooler climate areas and hence it was possible for the winemakers to deliver what was promised - black cherry fruit, coupled with damson an some floral/peppery touches of cool climate Syrah. Acidity gives some hints of raspberries. On the negative side we could not really taste any jammy flavours which make Syrah so round and smooth, and as a result thought that this wine was too fresh and acidic as opposed to what you normally expect from Syrah, even in cool climates in Europe. White wine drinkers will love this, yet the ones who usually prefer mouth feel to sharp acidity would be slightly disappointed (that's us)

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You ca n chill it slightly for the more acidic and pronounced cherry flavours, also will go well with the starters (duck, chicken, maybe even lamb). Room temperature will bring a bit more roundness, so you can definitely think of BBQ meals (just not get too much of the sauce - wine is a bit too light in terms of tannins and mouth feel!)
Grape variety:syrah
Price range:£11 - £19
Colour intensity:medium
Producer:London Cru urban winery
Nose aroma:cheery with the hints of damson
Palate flavour:black cherries, hints of damson and notes of raspberries (acidity gives this fresh note)
Length of finish:medium
Conclusion quality:Good


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