Syrah

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2018 Tasting Notes

The 2018 Syrah was sourced from six vineyards in the Barossa and Eden Valleys, soils are generally poor and skeletal – for the most part light, gravelly and silty sands over deeply weathered base rocks of varied origins. Vine age varies from 20 to 115 years old (averaging 50 years old) and all fruit is hand harvested.   Fruit is harvested relatively early to ensure bright fruit and textural freshness.
The wine is naturally fermented with a judicious use of whole clusters, 40 % in 2018, in a combination of stainless steel, wood and concrete fermenters.  Macerations are in the order of 10 to 14 days – parcel dependant.  Maturation is undertaken on light lees in a combination of large format vessels for around 8 months prior to bottling.


2017 Tasting Notes

The wine, naturally fermented with a judicious use of whole clusters (on average 30%) in a combination of stainless steel, wood and concrete fermenters, also sees a shorter maturation than the Esprit and Bête Noir, et al. The 2017 was cropped from five high, exposed parcels in the Barossa and Eden Valley, where the soils are generally poor and skeletal – for the most part light, gravelly and silty sands over deeply weathered base rocks of varied origins. Vine age varies from 25 to 115 years old (averaging 50 years old), and all fruit is hand harvested.

Wild and savoury yet soft and sumptuous, this is Barossa Shiraz unlike we usually see it. Interesting, flavour-packed and more-ish. Another winner from this superstar winemaker.


2015 Tasting Notes

The 2015 Spinifex Syrah is a pure expression of the grape and the soils in which it was grown.

All fruit was hand harvested from higher altitude Barossa and Eden Valley vineyards early in the growing season and fermented as whole clusters and gently destemmed berries.

Fermented with indigenous yeast and matured sur lie for 10 months prior to being bottled without filtration it displays the classic characters of the great Shiraz grape – deep aromatics and a strong yet supple palate.

2 reviews for Syrah

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    2016 Spinifex Barossa Syrah

    James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion 2018 Edition

    It’s easy to be enchanted by this wine. It’ll garner complexity in time, while it’s sheer bliss to drink now thanks to its excellent fruit and perfectly poised tannins. A cascade of red fruits picks up a spice trail of star anise and cinnamon, some menthol too, en route to full-bodied, very detailed, palate.

    Rating: 95
    Drink By: 2027
    Alcohol: 13.5%

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    Spinifex Shiraz Barossa Syrah

    James Suckling

    Full body, round and juicy tannins and lots of blackberry and blueberry character with charcoal and granite undertones. Very flavorful and beautiful. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

    Country: Australia
    Region: South Australia
    Vintage: 2018
    Score: 95

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