2016 Syrah Keir, Tua Rita, Tuscany, Italy
“2016 is the first vintage of this 100% Syrah, and what an exciting wine it is!”
Susan Hulme MW on Tua Rita’s Keir Syrah
2016 is the first vintage of this 100% Syrah, and what an exciting wine it is! It's kept on its skins in amphorae for six months, followed by a further five months maturation in old oak. The lack of overt new oak allows the pure and transparent quality of the fruit to shine much more, and personally I love this new direction - it's a beautifully poised Syrah with typical violet and smoky bacon aromas and ripe, fragrant fruit with heady, creamy spice...and much more. It's elegant and smooth, with fine-textured tannins and a bright, lively, vivacious palate. A delightful wine, and the rising star of the tasting.
97 Points, Susan Hulme MW, Decanter
A firm and chewy red with pepper, spice and berry character. Hints of nuts. Full body. Plenty of fruit. Six months in orcio (like amphora) then three in used barrels. New wine. Get...it. 1,800 bottles made. Drink or hold. Made from organic grapes. 95 Points, James Suckling
“The wines are not to be missed” Robert Parker
Tua Rita continues its inexorable rise to the top of Italy’s most collectable estates. 2016 will go down in history as one of the great vintages in Tuscany, where quality looks to have surpassed even the exceptional 2015s. Proprietor, Stefano Frascolla, is extremely pleased with the overall power and precision of the vintage, which he compares to the superlative 2001 and 2007 vintages. Overall, the wines express stunning perfume and elegance, despite their obvious structural power.