95% Shiraz, 5% Viognier
The Proprietors Syrah 2014 is a hedonistic expression, showing baked plums, bacon-fat and a hint of cinnamon.Sweetly fruited throughout, the mid-palate is elegant and yet powerful offering a contemporary, luxurious style with rich intensity and depth. Notes of peppered salami and goji berries are wound around fruit-laden tannins and well integrated oak. Irresistible now, time will offer more savoury complexity and silky length.
Cooperage: Aged for 18 months – 70% in 300 litre French Oak barrels & 30% in 300 litre American Oak Barrels (50% New)
"The 2014 Proprietor's Syrah, which is blended with 5% Viognier, has a sensual bouquet with blueberry, boysenberry jam and clove aromas, just a touch of garrigue emerging with time. The palate is well balanced with some lovely glycerine-rich black fruit, quite harmonious in the mouth with a soothing, svelte finish with a honeyed aftertaste. This is very seductive and is another Els wine to show more finesse than expected, perhaps a sign of their new direction?
(Neal Martin, eRobertparker.com, # 230, April 2017)