FIVE STARS 96/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
95 POINTS 'Outstanding' | Cameron Douglas MS
Georg Fromm and Hätsch Kalberer met in the late 1980s and decided to create FROMM Winery, with the very first harvest taking place in 1992. Widely regarded as one of Marlborough's finest producers, FROMM's wines exude class and sophistication. This concentrated and engaging syrah has been blended with a small portion of viognier to add complexity. This stunning wine is drinking well now but deserves a very worthy spot in the cellar and will easily continue to develop over the next ten years.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Fantastic fragrant bouquet with a varietal core of dark plums and baked raspberry folded between complexities from barrel maturation and an earthy tilled soil quality. Some spice and soil attributes then dark violet suggestions. Firm and dry, taut and youthful, a flourish of flavours from fruit and nut qualities from the barrel. There’s a back bone of acidity with an abundance of firm ripe tannins adding texture and foundation. A fine example that will develop and age well with best drinking from 2025 through 2035."
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "An awesome rendition of the variety, showing blackberry, sweet plum, tar, violet and almond characters, followed by a concentrated palate that's plump and richly textured. Wonderfully rounded and supple with finely infused tannins, finishing immensely long and engaging. Certified organic. At its best: now to 2035."