Syrah, Old World or New World?
In a world where bigger is better, Syrah is the ideal choice. It’s darker than Cabernet Sauvignon and contains high amounts of health-refreshing antioxidants.
Is a full-bodied red wine with dark fruit flavors ranging from sweet blueberry to savory black olive, leaving you with a tart jammy flavor. Other flavors you may experience could be pepper, clove, vanilla, mint, licorice, chocolate, allspice, or rosemary. When sipping on this wine, there will be a punch of flavor with a spicy peppery note in the aftertaste. It’s usually aged 5 to 9 years but some can be aged 12 to 25 years.
There are two different styles of Syrah, new and old world.
- Old World is from Italy and France which have more acidity and earthy-herbaceous aromas.
- New World is from Australia, the U.S and South America and usually have more fruit-driven attributes with lots of spice.
Vintage 3 year’s underlying hints of sweet butterscotch are only enhanced when paired with Syrah’s bold fruit flavors. Sweet and savory’s perfect combination!