Jamsheed Yarra Valley Seville Syrah 2014
Bright purple. Explosively perfumed aromas of red and dark berries, Asian spices, minerals and incense. Deeply concentrated black raspberry and cassis flavors show very good energy and focus thanks to juicy acidity and a core of minerality. Nicely racy, focused wine with pure dark fruit qualities carrying through a long, sappy finish.
Originally born in Western Australia, Gary completed a Bachelor of Literature, before moving to Japan to study and work as an English teacher. Upon returning to Australia he had an epiphany during a brief stint as a Japanese speaking tour guide in Queensland, and began work in the vineyards of Margaret River.
A five week vintage posting at Ridge Vineyards California turned into a 2 year full time position under the tutelage of winemaker Paul Draper and from there Gary has worked in Oregon and various regions within Australia. The Jamsheed label began in 2003 with a focus on single vineyard Syrahs and aromatic whites from unique sites in Victoria.
James HallidayÕs Australian Wine Companion (Campbell Mattinson) | 95 points
Vinous (Josh Raynolds) | 93 points
The Wine Front (Mike Bennie) | 93+ points