Wine Code Breaker #321

2018 Giant Steps Tarraford Vineyard Syrah, Yarra Valley, Victoria

“Jack and the Bean Stalk“ is a classic English fairy tale that contains a tetrametric poem that we all re-call with ease.  Of course, it is the monosyllabic incantation from the giant:

I smell the blood of an Englishman,
Be he alive or be he dead
I’ll grind his bones to make my bread.

In this fable, the giant is the villain and he took giant steps to his demise as the beanstalk came crashing down.  What is not well known is that this giant was quite fond of pairing his bread with a Giant Steps Tarraford Vineyard Syrah from the Yarra Valley in Victoria.  Not oft quoted is the second verse of his monosyllabic tetrametric warning. 

I smell the spice and herbs and plum
Earthy edge and savoury tones
I’ll sniff and sip this with your bones.

Of course the 2018 was not available to our villain prior to his demise but it is for us.


Rating95 pts
DrinkNow; 10+ yrs
TastedApr 2020

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