Ochota Barrels I Am the Owl Syrah 2014
- Rated 4 stars
- Adelaide Hills
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: November 25, 2016
- Last modified: November 25, 2016
Sourced from "the gorgeous section" of 17-year-old vines, this was bottle 1482 of 2262 from Mount Barker in the Adelaide Hills and produced in a natural way by Taras Ochota and his wife Amber. Textured, perfumed dark plum, fine smoke and herbal brambled blackcurrant pulse with a taut acidity along fine, slightly grippy and cloudy tannins. Persistent violets dart in and out of the fresh palate, one that draws deliberately lazy along the medium body. Mineral salts vibrate along the lengthy finish. Whole bunch, without additions and rested 10 months in French barrique. This is as pure and patient view of cooler-climate Oz Syrah that you will find. Enjoy this beguiling wine over an evening.