Adam Foster and Gary Mills
Young Gun of Wine
Wines Of Merritt Syrah 2020

This made the top-six lists of both Mills and Foster. “Enticing smoky nose, with a jumble of mixed red fruit, think wild strawberry and raspberries,” wrote Foster. “Very chewy tannin, whole bunch like, sappy and firm, a baby of a wine with meaty complexity and depth. Needs time to gel, as its power needs to soften to the fruit, but I’d love to see this wine with five plus years.” Boysenberry forest fruits,” wrote Mills. “Coal-dust medium-weight tannins. Silky palate, well weighted. Some woodsmoke. Generous in its dimensions, opening up very well with later tasting, rich dark and engaging.”