Wangolina Spectrum Syrah 2016
A compote of dark berries dominate the bouquet with wafts of English breakfast tea and licorice. The palate is intense and deep with plum, black fruits, smoky oak and lashings of dark chocolate. The lengthy finish is bountiful in spicy fruit, mouthwatering sapid acidity, and enticing silky tannin.
The wine was fermented to dryness on skins. At the first racking the best barrels of the batch were selected and earmarked for the Spectrum nursery. The barrels in the nursery are treated as individually as possible with utmost care and attention. The final blend consists of 4 barrels selected from this nursery, three new tight grained French oak and a small amount of both a French Coopered American Oak and one older barrel with lifted spice notes.