Benjamin Nieto Senetiner Syrah 2005
Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza
Clear, bright purple.
Strawberries, boysenberries, plums and a hint of vanilla.
Light bodied, with light but reasonably well-defined tannins and acidity. Bright, red fruit reflecting the aromas present on the nose. A hint of vanilla and a slight savoury oak character on the back palate. Fairly short but pleasant finish.
Like the others in Neito Senetiner's 'Benjamin' range, this is a lightly oaked, young and easy drinking style wine. It has plenty of bright red fruit on the nose and the palate, but (and intentionally, on the winemaker's part) lacks the depth and spiciness you might be accustomed to from a syrah. Pleasant, fruity - drink instead of a rosé on a summer afternoon.