Australian Syrah


Little Wine #7 Syrah

Super smart multi vintage blend from Fraser Mcckinely and his Sami Odi, #7 is dominated by 2017 and 2016 and goes down to 2012. Ancient vines (oldest established in 1912) in the hands of an artist gives this wine some serious tension. Not only unique in its composition, but a Barossa Syrah with a stunning presence and vibrant freshness, tucked in a generous but fresh primary fruit profile with a dynamic depth and floral lift lying above the savory background. A pulsing fatigue and a surprisingly fresh spine and velvety tannins is taking it throughout a long finish. Enchanting indeed! — 17 days ago

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Clarendon Hills

Astralis Syrah 2002

Eculyptus, crushed rocks, forest floor, silky smooth, bovril, talcum powder, little bitter after taste. Not very complex. Smooth but not very fruity. After some breathing some chocolaty flavour. Sweet cola — 17 days ago

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Rosemount Estate

Balmoral McLaren Vale Syrah 1998

Possibly left a little too long. — 22 days ago


Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Gorgeous bit of florals straight off the bat with lovely ripe dark fruits. Oak so well inter-grated and greenness nowhere to be seen. Tannins are ripe shapely with length pretty solid. — a day ago

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SA 54-354 Hoffman Dallwitz Syrah 2016

Mike R

Hello and sit up - this bad boy wine is in the room - fruit boom - and complex - thank you again @Shawn R — 15 days ago

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Shay A

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So good!
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Most welcome!

Ochota Barrels

i am the owl Syrah 2017

High-toned, aromatic, lean and crunchy. Touch of VA brings lift, nose makes the wine. Explosively spicy and savory, with sweet nuances under it all. Palate is edgy, vivacious and refreshing. Cracked green peppercorns, bay leaf, Redwood forest, dried rose petals, raw beef, sandalwood, bramble, cranberry, fondant, cinnamon stick, star anise, black tea. — 17 days ago

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Alain Graillot

Graillot Heathcote Syrah 2012

This has always been a wine to decant to blow off rubbery notes in its youth and now some more complex reductive and bottle age notes. That reduction is hard to ignore but plenty of good structure and mature fruit still makes for interesting and satisfying drinking, especially alongside a perfectly grilled scotch fillet. 👍🏼 — a month ago

Clarendon Hills

Brookman Syrah 2004

Fantastic with 15 years of aging!! — 6 days ago

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Great producer. Their cabs are also superb.


Baby Tui Syrah 2012

Surprisingly this is the most primary and backward bottle I had, to date. — 17 days ago

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DW-Old Barossa Valley Syrah

2013 Sami-Odi Syrah DW-OLD
Thought I’d open something from my favorite Australian producer, @fraser_mckinley, in honor of the start of the Formula 1 Season in Melbourne. (Nice start for my man Max Verstappen and the new Red Bull partnership with Honda). My first and only bottle of the 2013, decanted for 3 hours. 14.4% alcohol. It appears a deep, dark, black hole in the Zalto stem. Nose of dark berries, clove-and-cinnamon and dried fruits, with some forest floor and floral notes in the background. On the palate, rich dark fruits with a cedary tannin. Wonderful acidity. Full-bodied, fresh, rich and complex. Lengthy finish. My recollection is that Fraser told me that 2013 was a difficult year with the entire first fruit being destroyed by frost, and then there was a second set. Always amazes me that these challenging years always seem to produce the most memorable vintages. I’m a big fan of Fraser’s work.
— a month ago

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