Sami Odi

Sami-Odi

Hoffmann Dallwitz Syrah

Needed a COVID-19 pick me up and this was the answer. — 14 days ago

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Shay A

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Opened one of these last week. Decanted for almost 6hrs and it was aromatic from almost 6ft away!
Robert Rothfield

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Yes, the nose was really just as you describe...it filled the room!

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Baby Tui Syrah 2012

As with all of the top Cuvées of Sami Odi there is a lot going on with the wine as a product of ancient vines going back to 1912. Ripe plums, black olive, earth, some game and meaty notes and prune. Bold flavours delivered with a trademark silky texture with supple fluid tannins. Rich chocolatey notes on the palate mingling with the ripe plum. Followers of Sami Odi will know that Fraser often blends 2 or 3 vintages but with “Baby Tui” the 2012 vintage was so good that it stood alone. The unusual and attractive label is apparently a collection of vintage match box labels belonging to Fraser’s grandmother I believe. Correct me if I’m wrong. I have one of these gems left in the cellar. — 5 months ago

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Stunning label Fraser!
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@Travis W Great to see you came out of hibernation Travis. Would be great to see some tasting notes from a Diploma Graduate!
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Thank you kindly @Travis W

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"Little Wine" #6 Syrah

Extremely young
That was my last bottle of Sami Odi
Fully enjoyed
— 6 months ago

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Hoffman Dallwitz Little Wine #8 Syrah

Hard to describe how satisfying a wine this is....super smooth and silky, tons of dark fruit and big structure..... great balance...If there was a doppelgänger for SQN this is it — 8 months ago

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Mahe & Ribo Syrah 2015

Lovely wine with beautiful aromatics and excellent complexity. It showed a very interesting transformation over the evening from mostly mixed wild berries at first then later adding more savory notes with smoked meat, herbs, and black olives. Full of flavor but still light on its feet. @Fraser McKinley thanks for hanging out with out group on Zoom and chatting about your wines! Your passion for what you do really shows through in your wines. — a month ago

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@Eric LaMasters , I’m glad this is as I remembered from when I brought it to San Antonio. My favorite Sami-Odi to date! Lots of fun with Fraser tonight.
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Thanks for your kind note @Eric LaMasters and fantastic chatting with you all today! What a great bunch of guys, I can only imagine how fun the group rendezvous are!
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Wish I had been able to have made it . Next time.

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'Hoffman Dallwitz' MCMXII Syrah

An intense wine....exuberant nose, long finish and layers of red fruits and acidity that create a tension that is impossible to resist — 5 months ago

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DW-Old Barossa Valley Syrah 2013

First bottle of this rendition...
Decanted 3 hrs before serving.
Wow.
Stupendous wine. Dark fruit, black peppercorns, black olives, bbq-meat. Tannins are ultrafine, superripe and -silky. Magnificant old-worldly acidity. Great balance and harmony. Nothing in here is too sweet nor cloying. Still extremely primary in its fruit, I can only try to imagine what this badboy will turn into when given 5 years of extra cellartime.
Rock-star juice.

Grab some bottles from this producer. If you can find them.
— 6 months ago

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Love @Fraser McKinley ‘s wines!
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Fantastic to hear that it opened well for you @Jeroen Koenen I must check in on one of those this year!

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Nana Mason & Baby Tui Dallwitz Vineyard Shiraz

Shay A
9.6

Couple fun bottles shared with Mark and Bryan this afternoon.

Sami Odi wines...a true favorite of mine! Bryan was kind enough to bring an older bottle when he came to town and what a powerhouse. Upon opening, it had a slight carbonic nose to it with gummy and candied fruits, but after letting it sit open for a few hours, the evolution here was remarkable. Blind, this bordered on SQN. It shows this beautifully spicy and savory nose that SQN wines always strut, with peppercorn, grilled rhubarb, smoked brisket and a touch of green olive. As all Sami Odi wines are, the texture on the palate is so pure. Fresh squeezed blackberries dripping over bacon, herbs de Provence, teriyaki, and fresh mixed berry pie out of the oven. A supreme balance of spicy, savory and rich notes. What a wine!
@Fraser McKinley , you knocked this out of the park!
— 3 months ago

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with Bryan and Mark
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@Bryan Kesting : Always a treat to share wine with you when you are in town! @Fraser McKinley , this guy would love to get access to your wines directly!
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Lovely to hear that it opened nicely for you @Shay A and I hope you are well mate 👊
Mark Flesher

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I really think I got the short end of the stick of this one, because according to Shay it had a little bit of stage fright.
9.5

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SA 54-354 Hoffman Dallwitz Syrah

Awesome again.....incredibly consistent from bottle to bottle.....layers upon layers of fruit that just layer the palate....a big time syrah — 6 months ago

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Hoffman Dallwitz Little Wine IV Syrah

My last Little Wine IV. A blend of vintages 2012 2013 and 2014. Ripe plums with a hint of prune - fruit cake aromas. Obviously the product of old vines - entirely from the Hoffman Vineyard apparently. Lush and fluid textures on the palate. Amazing quality for the price. — 7 months ago

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