FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
94 POINTS | Cameron DOuglas MS
Once again the Mills Reef Reserve Syrah is a vintage stand out. Very supple and appealing, this is an elegant and beautifully poised wine. Vinted in the fresher fruit, brighter style that seems to do so well on the judging circuit at the moment. This is an immediately attractive style that will work especially well with food. Recommended.
The winery writes "This opulent, vegan friendly, Syrah conveys blueberry, black fruits and subtle spice, with hints of vanilla and toasty oak. Full bodied and imbued with supple integrated tannins makes this wine complex and savoury."
Sam Kim writes "Offering lovely fruit purity and elegance, as well as richness and persistence, the wine shows Black Doris plum, raspberry, clove and floral aromas, followed by a silky-smooth palate that's juicy and lingering. Beautifully composed and expressive."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Ripe, fruity and varietal bouquet with aromas of dark spices and blackberry fruits, raspberry and new leather, olive and toasty barrel. On the palate - equally fruity and ripe with fruit and oak flavours that mirror the nose. Youthful tannin and acid textures create the foundation for ageing and surrounding a core of fruit. Balanced and well made, a lovely complexity and length."