Comments by Dry River winemaker, Wilco Lam:
The 2008 Dry River Lovat Syrah is a dense, dark red wine with hints of violet. The bouquet gives an earthiness and lifted florals, blueberries, fresh tobacco and spice with white pepper which is characteristic of our Syrah. Pure florals, red berries and a silken texture integrate on the palate to offer a firm and focused wine. This is cool climate Syrah, elegant and gracious rather than weighty, with a clean finish.
This structure will allow it to blossom and soften with time and I believe this to be a long term wine that will show significant development in an appropriate cellar.