An elegant Syrah from a biodynamic champion which consistently raises the bar for Beechworth .
Genesis Syrah, Beechworth 2009
Castagna Genesis Syrah (first vintage 1999) leapt into Langton's Classification of Australian Wine in 2010, as soon as it hit the statutory 10–vintage requirement, reflecting the following it had already achieved in the auction market. It may well be the most important single–vineyard Australian Shiraz since Henschke Hill of Grace. It's certainly the most striking, an exciting, evolving wine – and one singled out early by Philip White, the most provocative and literary of Australian wine writers. Here is a short version of his evocative 734 word 'review' of the 2014 Genesis…