Thousand Candles Single Vineyard Syrah


for the equivalent of £37.95 a bottle

Grower: Thousand Candles
Grape Variety: Syrah
Style: Savoury and Earthy
Country: Australia
Appellation: Yarra Valley
Vintage: 2018/19
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 13.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Thousand Candles Single Vineyard Syrah
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Crimson red in colour. The bouquet is powerful and complex, aromas of dark red fruits, chocolate and herbs. The palate shows blueberry, dark cherries, mocha and earthiness. Here the tannins make their presence felt, balanced and integrated. Intense berries remain the centre of a finale also offering darker fruit notes, earth, tannins and spice.

There's a poetic story behind the name Thousand Candles, it comes from a 19th-century account by a European settler, who witnessed an ancient indigenous ceremony that granted free passage into the lands around the property to various tribes. Describing the tribesman dramatically holding aloft their firesticks, he remarked that it was as if the ‘twilight of the evening had been interrupted by a thousand candles...’. It's a beautiful property that stretches over 450 hectares in the heart of the Yarra Valley, incorporating vineyards, pastureland, and native bush. The estate is overseen by Stuart Proud, a viticulturist by training, who takes a holistic approach. Farming is biological and the focus is placed on soil health and biodiversity in the vineyards. The wines are made with minimal intervention; the goal is always to allow the vineyard to shine through.



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