Kollectiv Orange Syrah 2018

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by Drew Tuckwell

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Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2018

100% of 10

2017

72% of 309

Shiraz with a big-barrel difference

    • Drew Tuckwell’s cool-climate single-vineyard Orange region Syrah is not your average Shiraz. Sourced from a single mature vineyard, the grapes are grown at 620m above sea level allowing optimum ripening for the variety in this region.

    • This Syrah shows intense aromatic, lifted floral and red berry characters all with a hint of spice. Maturation in a giant 3,000 litre French oak Foudre barrel has created an incredibly fresh, intense, complex and delicious shiraz. The intensity and textural quality makes it extremely individual and provides a different expression to the classic Australian shiraz style.

    • This incredible small batch Orange Syrah was made in tiny amounts. Only 310 cases in existence. Don’t miss out on your chance to snaffle a few bottles.

Ageing advice
I think this wine has the capacity to evolve over a decade but we will all have to wait together as this is only the second vintage.

Serving advice
Don't drink in too warm - 20oC max. If you have a decanter or a jug, empty wine bottle, aeration will allow greater expression of the fruit and texture of the tannins.

Local food match
Summer - charcuterie and cheese plate. Winter - coq au vin.

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