2017 Luke Lambert Syrah
With his tousled hair and athletic frame, Luke Lambert is as affable as they come. His long term ambition is to focus just on nebbiolo – his is already among Australia’s best expressions of this tricky variety. But there’s a common seam of purity and freshness that carries through all his wines, both red and white.
His LL syrah is shimmering and smokey in the glass. It’s energetic with detailed bright red and black fruits. Sappy, black pepper and stripped woody thyme notes float through chalky tannins.
Rarely do wines with this level of detail and delicacy hold up to significant use of whole bunches. That is where artistry enters the picture, and this is gifted young man making pure expressions we think you’ll love.