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CASTAGNA

Genesis Syrah, Beechworth 2009

Victoria
Size: Bottle

An elegant Syrah from a biodynamic champion which consistently raises the bar for Beechworth .

$375

Tasting Notes

"Julian Castagna has very definite ideas about viticulture (biodynamic), winemaking (minimal interference), and a belief that too many wines are homogenised. He also thinks this may be his best Genesis yet, and it certainly has personality; it overflows with dark berry to full-on black, with herbs, spices, polished leather and bramble, yet is finely drawn and perfectly balanced. It will live for as long as your patience lasts." -James Halliday
JR
17.5
JH
17.5
Country
Australia
Style
Red
Grape
Syrah
Region
Victoria
Vintage
2009
Appellation
Beechworth
Producer
CASTAGNA
bottle size
Bottle
Classification
Excellent
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CASTAGNA

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… 

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