Platter 5 Star & Red Wine of the year
Platter Five Stars & Red Wine of the year
Something of a David vs. Goliath story as our Blueprint Syrah 2012 received the award for the Platter Red Wine of the Year. Being the most affordable wine on our list, this offers super value for money. This emphasizes the fact that all the De Trafford wines are great quality. Buy some now before the 5 star chasers take it all.
The Blueprint Syrah is mostly from our neighbour’s vineyard at Keermont. We’ve been buying grapes from this block since the first year of production in 2001 and since 2003 blending it with a little of our Elevation 393 fruit to create our Blueprint Syrah.
The 2012 has a lovely herbal, light pepper aspect to compliment the juicy blueberry fruit in quite a European style that’s already lovely to drink now. The detailed tasting notes are available here. Our Syrah 393 2012 from our steep terraced slope is a bigger wine with intense deep fruit and abundant, fine tannins and rather closed, needing another 4-5 years to really open up.