Syrah’s biggest fan (and our Head of Wine in Singapore) makes his debut at the London Club to showcase the variety that expresses terroir with as much fidelity as Pinot Noir – and far better reliability. Across seven countries, Richard will show the many faces of Syrah, covering all styles from the svelte peppery fragrance of cool-climate Syrah to rock-solid Aussie Shiraz bursting with dark fruit and rich complexity. Legendary names such as Kongsgaard from California and Chapoutier’s Le Pavillon Hermitage demonstrate the zenith of Syrah, while producers such as Blank Canvas and Mullineux represent the new frontier of the variety.
Richard says: ‘After more than 15 years of tasting and writing about Syrah, I am convinced that it offers both the diversity and sheer quality to challenge the best reds of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon or any other variety. These six wines demonstrate exactly that, and also happen to be some of the smartest buys in the world of fine wine. Join me to discover your new favourite.’
The wines we will be tasting:
2015 Syrah Element Blank Canvas, Gimblett Gravels, New Zealand
2017 Syrah Kongsgaard, Napa Valley, USA
2018 Syrah Classique Domaine des Muses, Valais, Switzerland
2015 Syrah Folly Montes, Apalta, Chile
2014 Syrah Ermitage, Le Pavillon M Chapoutier, Rhône, France
2012 Shiraz The Armagh Jim Barry Wines, Clare Valley, Australia
Thursday 20th April
St. James’s Room
18:30 – Glass on arrival
19:00 – Masterclass begins
20:30 – Masterclass ends
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