2015 Jamsheed Illaj Syrah
New from Gary Mills at Jamsheed is the 2015 "Illaj" Syrah. Hebrew for remedy, the Illaj Syrah is a real delight. It's an assemblage of Gary's Yarra Valley sites (alluvial and clay soils, 25-30 year old vines), with each cuvée having been whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented and aged in a combination of old French oak barriques and larger-format puncheons.
By comparison to Gary's profoundly site-drive core range of Syrahs (Beechworth, Pyren and Seville), this wine is made into a more approachable style that's ready to drink right now. It's under screwcap and priced for everyday drinking too!