The Wine Detective: Sarah Ahmed (U.K.). Bekkers 2015 Syrah Grenache: “Uber drinkable.”
A deeper hue than the straight Grenache with Shiraz earthy, pepperiness, blackberry and sweet plum. Like the Grenache, it really opens up on day two, revealing liquorice-edged swathes of blackberry fruit, with a hint of mocha oak. Striated tannins (30% whole bunch) are interwoven with fruit and acid, making for an animated, textural, bright, fresh palate. Uber drinkable.