Sami-Odi

Baby Tui Syrah

9.613 ratings
9.83 pro ratings
Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

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.

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.

Jun 2nd, 2020
Ehren Jordan

Owner/Winemaker Failla Wines

9.8

Sami-Odi, 2012 Tui, rockin the house!!

Sami-Odi, 2012 Tui, rockin the house!!

3 people found it helpfulJun 4th, 2014
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

10

Sami-Odi "Baby Tui" 2012. It's awesome! On the nose; complexity begins, revealing totally naked fruit, spice and strong Cote Rotie signs of influence. On the full and rich palate, it's all about purity, red and dark berries, tight tannins, complete dryness and a juicy, fresh and naturally "alive" finish. Easy 98 points. Fan for life.

Sami-Odi "Baby Tui" 2012. It's awesome! On the nose; complexity begins, revealing totally naked fruit, spice and strong Cote Rotie signs of influence. On the full and rich palate, it's all about purity, red and dark berries, tight tannins, complete dryness and a juicy, fresh and naturally "alive" finish. Easy 98 points. Fan for life.

2 people found it helpfulSep 27th, 2014
Jeroen Koenen

Such a magnificant wine to accompany our home-cooked X-mas dinner...
Best bottle so far and bound for a perfect score in the future. Period.
Well done, Fraser.

Such a magnificant wine to accompany our home-cooked X-mas dinner...
Best bottle so far and bound for a perfect score in the future. Period.
Well done, Fraser.

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2016
Roman Sukley

Violets and lilac on the nose. Blueberries, plums, dried herbs and forest floor on the palate. Rich and savory with a hint of beef blood. Beautiful acidity and silky-soft tannins. So nuanced; so complex. A big wine that's light on its feet. Hate to sound like a broken record, but @Fraser McKinley is an artist, crafting some gorgeous wines. Get you some. You won't be disappointed.

Violets and lilac on the nose. Blueberries, plums, dried herbs and forest floor on the palate. Rich and savory with a hint of beef blood. Beautiful acidity and silky-soft tannins. So nuanced; so complex. A big wine that's light on its feet. Hate to sound like a broken record, but @Fraser McKinley is an artist, crafting some gorgeous wines. Get you some. You won't be disappointed.

1 person found it helpfulAug 7th, 2016
Jeroen Koenen

Jeroen had this 4 years ago

Jeroen had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulApr 2nd, 2016
The Schwartz

The had this 6 years ago

The had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMar 8th, 2015
Jeroen Koenen

Jeroen had this 6 years ago

Jeroen had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2015
Jeroen Koenen

Surprisingly this is the most primary and backward bottle I had, to date.

Surprisingly this is the most primary and backward bottle I had, to date.

Apr 5th, 2019
John Van Trijp

Too much of everything

Too much of everything

Apr 5th, 2019