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Muse Syrah 2010

Drinking Guide


Drink 2013-2028

Our 30 year old vines located on our St.Matthias vineyard, the oldest vineyard in Tasmania’s Tamar valley, offer a rare Syrah. It displays the tension of cool climate finesse and richness; led by an elegant perfume of flowers and spice, underpinned by a balance of ripe fruit and herbs, we call it by its traditional French name, Syrah. The flavours are elegant, poised and seamless, generous fruit introduces integrated French oak and vibrant acidity is carried by the length of flavour. This is not a wine for those who prefer big jammy Shiraz. Concentrated, delicate and harmonious, only 125 cases were produced. It can be enjoyed now with food and through the next two decades. Cellaring will offer further complexity. Decant carefully.

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Vintage Description
Technical Details

Compared to the 2009 vintage, this wine is a little suppler with good upfront fruit while again better oak integration and a little more acidity. As with the 2008 release this release shows the finesse and richness possible in cool climate Shiraz. While you may expect some vegetal undertones, there is a huge reservoir of spice, fruit and floral elements that will continue to develop with maturation in bottle. Any attempt at this wine within 8 years would benefit with decanting. As it is not typically Australian in its profile, we have opted to call it by its traditional French name, Syrah. The fruit was sourced from the Moorilla owned and operated St. Matthias vineyard, north-east facing on the West Bank of the Tamar River. The fruit was left on the vine until flavour profiles showed an increase in fruit/berry characters before it was hand-picked. Total available fruit for this wine was much higher in 2009 when compared to last season as both our top and bottom blocks were used and the timing of picking was perfect. As 2010 was a better yielding year (in fact this is a record crop for Moorilla), harvest was delayed between the two blocks as is shown below: