Sami-Odi

Mahe & Ribo Syrah

9.710 ratings
9.66 pro ratings
Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.7

Part 1 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

Another one of my contributions. I put this on the SQN table as I think there are a lot of similarities. This required a couple of hours to start roaring to life, but once it did, it took zero prisoners. The aromatics of these wines is what got me hooked...an incredible amount of baked blackberry and blueberry pie, topped with smoked cocoa shavings. It’s not as dense as you’d expect on the palate (in a good way), revealing just a small hint of smoked meat and peppered strip. The finish on these wines last forever.

Part 1 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

Another one of my contributions. I put this on the SQN table as I think there are a lot of similarities. This required a couple of hours to start roaring to life, but once it did, it took zero prisoners. The aromatics of these wines is what got me hooked...an incredible amount of baked blackberry and blueberry pie, topped with smoked cocoa shavings. It’s not as dense as you’d expect on the palate (in a good way), revealing just a small hint of smoked meat and peppered strip. The finish on these wines last forever.

3 people found it helpfulNov 13th, 2018
Roman Sukley

2015 Sami-Odi Mahe & Ribo Syrah. I’ll sum it up in one sentence. This wine rivals the SQN Piranha Waterdance I tasted last night. I believe that the Fraser McKinley train has officially departed from the station. My condolences to all left standing on the platform. Very much looking forward to the new release! @Fraser McKinley

2015 Sami-Odi Mahe & Ribo Syrah. I’ll sum it up in one sentence. This wine rivals the SQN Piranha Waterdance I tasted last night. I believe that the Fraser McKinley train has officially departed from the station. My condolences to all left standing on the platform. Very much looking forward to the new release! @Fraser McKinley

2 people found it helpfulFeb 11th, 2018
Ceccherini Cristiano

Not even trying to introduce any of the three game changers, but that's what the trio Zappa-Chatwin-Sami Odi have been to me.; they have showed me a different way of looking at what they do
Thank you🙏🙏🙏
Barossa with complexity, elegance and drinkability. Not that obvious I'd say
Ps the bottles all look amazing

Not even trying to introduce any of the three game changers, but that's what the trio Zappa-Chatwin-Sami Odi have been to me.; they have showed me a different way of looking at what they do
Thank you🙏🙏🙏
Barossa with complexity, elegance and drinkability. Not that obvious I'd say
Ps the bottles all look amazing

1 person found it helpfulSep 26th, 2019
Benjamin Keator

This wine is young, but it doesn’t seem to matter. Loads of plum right out of the gate followed by raspberries with a little bloody meat showing through. After 45 minute full decant the spice box is starting to show. This is a tremendous wine and super unique. I wish it was available outside of London, Hong Kong, and Australia

This wine is young, but it doesn’t seem to matter. Loads of plum right out of the gate followed by raspberries with a little bloody meat showing through. After 45 minute full decant the spice box is starting to show. This is a tremendous wine and super unique. I wish it was available outside of London, Hong Kong, and Australia

1 person found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2018
Alejandro Lopez

Alejandro had this 3 years ago

Alejandro had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 31st, 2017
Ronnie Sanders

Owner/Importer Vine Street Imports

9.6

Ronnie had this 3 years ago

Ronnie had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2017
Roman Sukley

A little advance preview from my friend Fraser McKinley of his 2015 Sami-Odi "Mahe' & Ribo" Syrah named in celebration of the birth of Fraser's twin boys. The only bottles in the US of A, I probably should have let them rest after their long voyage from Down Under, but who can resist? A bit primary and tight right now even after a 4 hour decant, but the structure is there for this wine to be a blockbuster. Reminiscent of the amazing Baby Tui, it just keeps evolving and improving as the evening progresses. Not really fair to rate it right now, but I'd say 9.6-10 potential. Definitely flirting with perfection.Thank you and Happy New Year @Fraser McKinley

A little advance preview from my friend Fraser McKinley of his 2015 Sami-Odi "Mahe' & Ribo" Syrah named in celebration of the birth of Fraser's twin boys. The only bottles in the US of A, I probably should have let them rest after their long voyage from Down Under, but who can resist? A bit primary and tight right now even after a 4 hour decant, but the structure is there for this wine to be a blockbuster. Reminiscent of the amazing Baby Tui, it just keeps evolving and improving as the evening progresses. Not really fair to rate it right now, but I'd say 9.6-10 potential. Definitely flirting with perfection.Thank you and Happy New Year @Fraser McKinley

1 person found it helpfulDec 30th, 2016
Eric LaMasters

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.

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.

Sep 24th, 2020