Spinifex Syrah

Spinifex Syrah 2018

Barossa Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    13.5%
Spinifex Syrah has proved one of our most popular red wines over the past couple of years and the 2017 vintage attracted plenty of interest on the back of a massive 97 point review from Halliday. The newly released 2018 Spinifex Syrah follows in the footsteps of previous vintages of this wine. 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 2017 vintage included below;

"97 Points. 20-50yo vines, whole berry and whole bunch ferments in, 8 months in French oak (10% new). From Yarra Valley pinot to Barossa Valley shiraz is a massive distance, yet the '17 vintage has kissed them both, with lower alcohol levels and producing wines of great intensity, length and balance. The Barossa Valley seldom has spice and licorice as first up aromas and flavours, but it does that in spades here, the palate a glorious rendition. It borders on full-bodied, but to leave or reduce any part of what is here would be vinocide. Screwcap. 14% alc. To 2042. $30" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2019.

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 2018 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.

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