Swinney Syrah 2018


Deep, bright red/purple colour with a sweet, ripe blueberry to blackberry aroma. Traces of ironstone. A superb array of spices and berry fruits, pepper among them. Great elegance and persistence; a very stylish modern Aussie shiraz which justifies the syrah name.  96 points – Huon Hooke, therealreview.com

Syrah from Frankland River from one of the best grape growers in the area. Beautiful red. Composed, flush with berried fruit, peppery, ferrous, smoky and more simply delicious. It’s all set on tight strings of tannin but the succulence of the fruit keeps the momentum high. Peppercorn, plum, blueberry and florals; what a combination. Gorgeous. 95 points – Campbell Mattinson, The Winefront

Hand-picked fruit from 21-year old Syrah vines on Swinney’s Frankland River vineyard. Sorted by hand and crushed into small open top fermenters. 5% whole bunches and wild fermentation builds structure and texture. The wine spent two weeks on skins prior to pressing directly to fine grained large format French oak (40% new). Aged for 14 months prior to bottling. Made with minimum effective sulphites. No fining and only minimally filtered.

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