Murdoch Hill Artisan Series Falcon Syrah Pinot 2018

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Murdoch Hill Artisan Series Falcon Syrah Pinot 2018
Producer Murdoch Hill
Region, Country Adelaide Hills, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Product Code 17551-750

The resurgence of the uniquely Australian Pinot Shiraz blend is something that we should all celebrate. It just works. Having burst back onto the scene in the Hunter Valley and Victoria, it’s great to see winemakers from other states getting in on the act, especially when those winemakers are Michael Downer and Peter Dredge. Downer’s Falcon features a blend of Estate-grown Syrah from Oakbank (70%) and Pinot Noir from the Piccadilly Valley (30%). Both vineyard sources average 20-plus years in age and both were wild-fermented in small-batch, open fermenters before maturation in barrique and puncheon (8% new). “I was a seeking to fuse the ‘forest’ style of Pinot, which is usual for Ashton, matched with slippery, slightly bunchy Syrah from home (Oakbank).” says Downer.

The blend—which mainlines freshness and flowing fruit—has worked a treat, resulting in a deliciously juicy, medium-bodied red that is very hard to stop drinking!

Murdoch Hill Artisan Series Falcon Syrah Pinot 2018

Reviews

“More quarry for the ‘Hunter Valley Red Blend’ enthusiasts! I think this was released waaaaay back, but hey, it’s here. Juicy thing. Gamey too. Cranberry and game meat. Miscellaneous spice. Light tannins. Crisp texture. Nice line. Nice tight feel. Shy of medium weight. Lovely feel. Easy drinking. Good, lithe feel. A charmer.”
92 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

Reviews

“More quarry for the ‘Hunter Valley Red Blend’ enthusiasts! I think this was released waaaaay back, but hey, it’s here. Juicy thing. Gamey too. Cranberry and game meat. Miscellaneous spice. Light tannins. Crisp texture. Nice line. Nice tight feel. Shy of medium weight. Lovely feel. Easy drinking. Good, lithe feel. A charmer.”
92 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

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