Black Swift Vineyards 2015 'Long Road' Syrah Reviews

‘There’s better acidity and less chocolate up front in the 2015, giving Long Road a more serious demeanour in the glass. Look for black licorice, black pepper, a whiff of leather and deli meats with a super fresh finish. It will need some time in bottle for all the components to meld but it should be worth the three to five year wait. Grilled lamb or beef is in order for the moment. The wine spends 16 months in a 50/50 mix of new and older American oak. Long Road is a 100-acre vineyard at the northern extent of the Osoyoos Bench. It was planted in 1999 to clones 99 and 100 and is sustainably farmed at 3 tons to the acre.

89 points Anthony Gismondi, Gismondi on Wine tasted Nov 8 2018