Spinifex Syrah

Spinifex Syrah 2019

Barossa Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    13.5%
The 2019 Spinifex Syrah follows in the footsteps of previous vintages of this wine, which has proved hugely popular. Made from grapes grown in the higher, cooler sites of the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley, this offers a more restrained rendition of Barossa Shiraz that is incredibly drinkable in its youth, yet still delivers loads of concentrated flavour and impressive length. A wonderful value wine from one of the Barossa's most acclaimed winemakers.

Review of the 2018 vintage included below;

"This is a Barossa and Eden combo of six parcels of vineyard. Incredible value, by my matrix, for this wine. All class, and holds the heft of riper fruit and booziness well. This could be your buy of the year. Choc-cherry scents with brambly notes, earthiness, undergrowth and autumnal mushroom/leafiness too. I like this. Glossy textured, spicy, fine tannins rippling through darker berry fruits, a lick of mocha, but a green-herb/dried-herb note through the wine. Elegant, svelte, fine and very long with an assertively spicy finish. Definitively ‘syrah’ not ‘shiraz’ of this region, if you get my drift. Excellent. Rated: 93+ Points Tasted: June 19 Alcohol: 13.5% Price: $28 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2019 - 2027" - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Spinifex of the Barossa Valley is one of the most impressive 'new comers' of Australian wine. Established in 2001, Spinifex is still very much viewed as 'a new kid on the block' given the long history of many of its Barossa counterparts.

Spinifex is the project of New Zealand-born Peter Schell, a Roseworthy graduate who had spent several vintages working in the south of France prior to establishing Spinifex. Given his time working in southern France, a focus on Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro and Cinsault was hardly surprising.
South Australia
Barossa Valley
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 2018 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.

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