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Syrah

Winemaker Japo Dalli Cani of McHenry Hohnen had the Rhone Valley in France in mind when he vinified a high percentage of whole grape clusters and added a touch of Roussanne fruit for co-fermentation. Large format/neutral oak has finished this into an opulent and languid Syrah that is just so easy to drink.

Vintage: 2019

sold by the 6 pack

$198.00

6 x 750 ml

In stock

MIKE’S WINE NOTES:

Mike Davies – Wine Maker – Founder Greenskin Wine

So – Why have I called this wine Syrah instead of Shiraz?

It is not because I want to sound “continental” or have an “Aussie cultural cringe”. Far from it – in fact, my brother is called Baz – and Shaz & Gaz are also good mates of mine.

The reason is that this wine was expertly made for us by Japo Dalli Cani of McHenry Hohnen with the Rhone Valley in mind. Rather than trying to emulate the great wines of the Barossa (and let’s not forget Will Nairn’s great Peel Estate Shiraz from just south of Perth), the opportunity to make an alternative style that is more about perfume and spice was far more alluring.

Japo has created this wine by vinifying a high percentage of whole clusters and adding a touch of Roussanne fruit that is co-fermented with the Syrah/Shiraz. Large format/neutral oak has been his preferred oak treatment choice, and the result is an opulent and languid wine that is just so easy to drink.

This wine is not a classic South Oz Shiraz. It is a superb example of what Margaret River can do with this variety.

Colour: Deep ruby with purple tints
Bouquet: Dark berry fruit, pepper and oriental spice augmented by hints of truffle, black bean and cloves
Palate: Principal fruit characters of fresh Blackcurrant and Boysenberry quickly give way to a complex mesh of sweet, spicy & juicy fullness with a soft and savoury finish.

ANDREW’S WINE NOTES:

Andrew Caillard – Master of Wine – Author & Film Maker

Medium deep crimson. Blackberry, dark chocolate hint paneforte aromas. Generous and
ripe with plentiful dark berry fruits, dark chocolate, mocha notes, smooth velvety textures and integrated mineral acidity. Finishes chocolaty with plenty of sweet fruit, cedar notes. Impressive quality in this format with lovely minerally petrichor freshness. 13.2%

93 points

 

Additional information

Weight 4.8 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 20 cm

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