Creekside Iconoclast Syrah 2014, St. David's Bench

Syrah Syrah
Ontario, Canada

$25.00 (471797)

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September 02, 2017

Critic Reviews (3)

Michael Godel
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Michael Godel

Creekside’s syrah acumen is now cemented in platinum legacy with thanks to their Goliath slaying Estate bottle so...

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Sara d'Amato
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Sara d'Amato

A lovely, meaty syrah still with some freshness and acidity. Very lightly peppery with lavender notes notable...

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David Lawrason
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David Lawrason

This is now established as a leading Niagara syrah, in a very small field. This grape does not much like Ontario...

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Uses declassified Broken Press grapes. Screw cap. Medium-high intensity aromas of freshly cracked black peppercorn, purple flower, dark berry, dark fruit and blackberry notes. The palate is full-bodied with sour cherry, blackberry, pepper, dark fruit and subtle oak flavours with some meatiness underneath. Tannins are medium+ firm, integrating well but still a touch tight. Acids are refreshing, while the finish length is very good and shows some earthiness. Tasted June/2017.

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A lean, cool climate syrah, with tart blackberry fruit and hints of herbs and pepper bolstered by a fair whack of vanilla from 20 months in French oak. 2014 was a cool vintage which explains the tart slightly under-ripe flavours here. A good effort, no doubt, but one that again underlines the question I have on the Bordeaux and Rhone red varieties in Niagara. Why bother growing them when they only fully ripen about 6 out of 10 vintages? Tasted Dec 2018.

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