Place of Changing Winds Harcourt Syrah 2021

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Place of Changing Winds Harcourt Syrah 2021
Place of Changing Winds Harcourt Syrah 2021
Producer Place of Changing Winds
Region, Country Bendigo, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 21832-750

This is the first Place of Changing Winds release from the soils and climate of Harcourt North in the Bendigo G.I. With its pure, sandy, granite soils and its mild climate, this specific place stands apart from the rest of Bendigo. It’s a vineyard that can grow wines of tremendous perfume and finesse, even if the 2021 is a deeper and more structured release, reflecting the season. The wine underwent almost two years of maturation: one year in neutral wood (barrique through to 1000-litre) and one year in an unlined concrete tank. Bottling was in late February 2023. The result is a wonderfully perfumed, yet layered Syrah with blackcurrant fruit, anise, bay leaf and thyme notes and a super-long, lingering finish. It reminds us of a top Morgon.

Place of Changing Winds Harcourt Syrah 2021
Place of Changing Winds Harcourt Syrah 2021

Reviews

“Deep red with a tinge of purple and a bouquet that is highly perfumed and emphasising floral/violet and fresh-herb aromas, brooding spices too, while the palate is very full bodied and concentrated, deep and firm, framed in robust tannins. A big strong wine with terrific structure for ageing, the plush fruit balanced perfectly by serious tannins. Impressive shiraz.” (#1 out of 73, 2021 Shiraz from Victoria)
96 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review
“Very floral in the perfume, violets and lavender, whiffs of eucalyptus and loads of raspberry, cherry and strawberry, in a fog of scent too. Lots of concentration to taste but with a glossy wash of acidity under the tart red cherry, game meat, dried herbs and white pepper characters. Beautiful flavours, fine, satiny tannins, great extension of flavour, a cool, minty finish. Spot on medium weight fragrant and spicy style.”
94 points, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
"Mid crimson with a pale rim. Very much Syrah rather than Gamay on the nose but there is a combination of juiciness and crispness on the palate that could indeed be a cru beaujolais. Serious, rewarding wine that’s not reminiscent of the northern Rhône but is a very valid, satisfying drink. Medium persistence. Very pure fruit. A hint of liquorice.”
16.5 points, 16.5 points, jancisrobinson.com
"On the nose, there is Earl Grey tea, lavender, crushed rocks, wafts of bergamot, raspberry, star anise and cracked fennel seeds. In the mouth, the wine is deeper and more seductive than the aromas suggest, tailing out over a long, lingering finish. There is a "quiet" note to this wine, pleasurable like ASMR. The tannins are gritty and black, chewy and succulent. This is very fine, and it will silk out further over time."
95+ points, Erin Larkin, The Wine Advocate

Reviews

“Deep red with a tinge of purple and a bouquet that is highly perfumed and emphasising floral/violet and fresh-herb aromas, brooding spices too, while the palate is very full bodied and concentrated, deep and firm, framed in robust tannins. A big strong wine with terrific structure for ageing, the plush fruit balanced perfectly by serious tannins. Impressive shiraz.” (#1 out of 73, 2021 Shiraz from Victoria)
96 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review
“Very floral in the perfume, violets and lavender, whiffs of eucalyptus and loads of raspberry, cherry and strawberry, in a fog of scent too. Lots of concentration to taste but with a glossy wash of acidity under the tart red cherry, game meat, dried herbs and white pepper characters. Beautiful flavours, fine, satiny tannins, great extension of flavour, a cool, minty finish. Spot on medium weight fragrant and spicy style.”
94 points, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
"Mid crimson with a pale rim. Very much Syrah rather than Gamay on the nose but there is a combination of juiciness and crispness on the palate that could indeed be a cru beaujolais. Serious, rewarding wine that’s not reminiscent of the northern Rhône but is a very valid, satisfying drink. Medium persistence. Very pure fruit. A hint of liquorice.”
16.5 points, 16.5 points, jancisrobinson.com
"On the nose, there is Earl Grey tea, lavender, crushed rocks, wafts of bergamot, raspberry, star anise and cracked fennel seeds. In the mouth, the wine is deeper and more seductive than the aromas suggest, tailing out over a long, lingering finish. There is a "quiet" note to this wine, pleasurable like ASMR. The tannins are gritty and black, chewy and succulent. This is very fine, and it will silk out further over time."
95+ points, Erin Larkin, The Wine Advocate

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