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Swinney Syrah 2019

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Swinney Syrah 2019
Producer Swinney
Region, Country Frankland River, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 18903-750

Swinney’s 2019 Syrah was hand-harvested from five small parcels planted to a range of clones, including Jack Mann’s heritage massale selection of Syrah and two more recent clones that the Swinneys have introduced from the Rhône Valley. Unlike the Grenache and Mourvèdre, the Syrah is trellised (although there are plans afoot to plant single-stake Syrah in the future). 


As is the case for all these wines, the fruit was hand-harvested and sorted, then sent to small wooden and stainless steel fermenters via gravity (with the inclusion of six percent Grenache and an eyedropper’s worth of Mourvèdre for added complexity). Naturally fermented with 18% whole bunches, the wine spent two weeks on skins prior to being pressed directly to fine-grained large format French oak (19% new). The wine was then bottled unfined and minimally filtered after 11 months in barrel. 



Swinney Syrah 2019

Reviews

“91/6/3% syrah/grenache/mourvèdre. Hand picked, 18% whole bunches, wild ferment, 2 weeks on skins, matured for 11 months in large-format French oak (19% new). Quite reductive initially, but it blows off. This is consistently an elegant and supple wine, with very fine structure and saturating density of flavour. The length of flavour endures long past the final sip, showing the pedigree of fruit and the care and attention in both the vineyard and winery.”
94 points, Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion
“All the cracked pepper and blackberry, the hint of wetsuit neoprene reduction, ground spices, char-grilled sausages on the BBQ. Medium-bodied, blueberry and blackberry, husky wheatgerm flavour and tannin, sweetness chopped back with thyme and black olive, clean acidity, boysenberry pie and a dry nutty finish of excellent length. Excellent. Savoury. Regional. Quite the looker.”
94 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

Reviews

“91/6/3% syrah/grenache/mourvèdre. Hand picked, 18% whole bunches, wild ferment, 2 weeks on skins, matured for 11 months in large-format French oak (19% new). Quite reductive initially, but it blows off. This is consistently an elegant and supple wine, with very fine structure and saturating density of flavour. The length of flavour endures long past the final sip, showing the pedigree of fruit and the care and attention in both the vineyard and winery.”
94 points, Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion
“All the cracked pepper and blackberry, the hint of wetsuit neoprene reduction, ground spices, char-grilled sausages on the BBQ. Medium-bodied, blueberry and blackberry, husky wheatgerm flavour and tannin, sweetness chopped back with thyme and black olive, clean acidity, boysenberry pie and a dry nutty finish of excellent length. Excellent. Savoury. Regional. Quite the looker.”
94 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

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