Today I bring you the first edition of Syrah 24 — the 2007 harvest — with a bit of history on the side, of course.

The history of Syrah 24 began about 3 years earlier. Around 2 hectares of the 24 total allotment were planted in 2004, with stalks brought from the French region of Hermitage, in Côtes du Rhône, coming from old vineyards with over 50 years. In 2007 the first harvest was made and almost immediately, it received a score of 93 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, making it into the shortlist of Portuguese wines with over 90+ points. Back then, only slightly over a hundred could claim such a feat. But this was just the start, even though the next year’s harvest was the least successful, it maintained the high wield hitting, in 2009, the 95 points for what was so far the best harvest of this wine.

It shone again in 2011, getting a 94+ score. Current market harvest is from 2013, with 2015 being predicted to hit the market at year’s end, already having scored a very positive 93+ evaluation. Predicted to be a ‘superstar’, it's currently maturing in oak barrels, hopefully very well!