Thousand Candles Syrah 6pk 2021
The story of 1000 Candles is one of a unique and beautiful Yarra Valley site, and the careful custodianship of the vigneron Stuart Proud. Together this has created a range of beautiful, handcrafted Estate wines that are fine, pure and delicious. A focus on Pinot Noir, grown with a holistic and biological, minimal intervention approach. These wines are refined and timeless.
Thousand Candles Syrah 2021
There’s such finesse to the tannin here, such restraint to the oak, such an even glide to it all. It takes a little while to unfold in the glass and there’s a smidgen of reductive funk but there’s an intricacy here that is beguiling. It brings out the cherry plums, the whispers of creamy vanilla, and the sweet spice-and-nut notes but simultaneously it presents as one and it presents beautifully. Give it some time. Allow it to settle. It’s a good one.
Rating: 94 Points
Source: Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front