Bock BV Syrah Extreme – liquid lush
Wine of the Week
At ProWein wine fair in March I tasted this new release of the iconic Villány estate. Valér Bock, the founder’s son is the creator of this wine, hence the abbreviation in the name of the wine. As Valér said, the crop of Bocor vineyard was so great, extremely great that it was obvious: this Syrah should become a varietal, single vineyard wine. I had already read about the wine: it had been selected the best red wine in Vince magazine, February issue. “Layered, refined, fruity, spicy, velvety, rich, long, full bodied” – I could read in the review by Vince and when I could finally taste it, I could just agree. Or not – those words cannot reflect how velvety, how incredibly smooth, how amazingly rich it is.
Meanwhile the wine collected two medals: Gold medal Berliner Wine Trophy and Great Gold medal at Citadelles du Vin.
This Syrah is undoubtedly a great wine. Only 1500 bottles were made, so you had better hurry! You can read about the vintage and can see all the technical details here.
Valér Bock, the creator about the wine
Crystal clear, deep purple colour. The “legs” on the inside of the glass move slowly, evenly anticipating that our wine is not an everyday wine here. The nose is youthful, developing, as we pour into the glass it changes every minute. More and more layers are revealed, it begins with a cavalcade of red and black berry fruits and goes on with exciting, luscious barrel spices, and it does not stop. The scale of aromas is immensely wide from santal through blood orange and pepper to tobacco leaf. The palate justifies the promise of the nose: dry, full mouthfeel, firm, balanced acidity, really soft tannin structure. Medium plus body and endless aftertaste. It is worth decanting one or one and a half hours before drinking. Recommended serving temperature: 16–18 C. Ideal pairing with venison stew or steak garnished with spicy steak potato or grilled vegetables and green pepper sauce.