This year’s awards saw 92 countries globally enter over 16,500 wines, with just 480 Gold medals being awarded in total.
Passel Estate’s 2016 Lot 71 Reserve Syrah has been allocated one the highest accolades in the awards, a gold medal, deeming it “an excellent wine of great complexity and character”.
Only 140 cases were produced of this exquisite wine, crafted from hand picked and carefully selected rows of our old-vine syrah.
The wine was matured for 10 months in French oak puncheons, 40% of which were new. Primary aromas enter with wild red fruits, cracked white pepper corns and cinnamon, following through to blackberries and cured meats. A focused natural acidity and medley of black pepper and minerality draw the palate into focus, providing the foundation for a persistent finish of blossoms and fresh red fruits. This wine will continue to mature gracefully and may be cellared for 10+ years.
Now in its 16th year, the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is the world’s largest and most influential wine competition. Judged by the top wine experts from around the globe, the DWWA is trusted internationally and the 2019 edition saw over 280 wine experts from 30 countries judging, including 70 Masters of Wine and 23 Master Sommeliers.