The Oldenburg Syrah 2012 has an opaque crimson colour with flashes of black cherry. Red fruit, ripe plums and cherries describe the nose and hints of white pepper adds a dash of spice. The wood character is understated and shines through as an almond nuttiness, together with light butterscotch. The palate shows a definite muscularity. Firm, youthful tannins surround a mineral core and are punctuated by fleshiness and lively acidity.