For a syrah, the Glen Fiona '97 Bacchus Vineyard Syrah was just big and fruity. Any complexity and interesting characters were lost in the last ten years. Too bad. Interestingly, this is a wine that Glen Fiona no longer makes due to the sale of the vineyard.
We enjoyed the wine over two days with a selection of fresh breads, local cheeses, and not-so-local olives. In any set, the syrah was neither delicious nor off-putting. Too bad again - I'm looking forward to the first TRULY oxidized wine from our vault.