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2015 Murdoch Hill Landau Syrah

Region:Adelaide Hills , SA

Style:Medium Bodied

Producer:Murdoch Hill

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Stellar cool climate Shiraz. Adelaide Hills captured in a bottle.


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Michael Downer is the embodiment of the young Australian winemaker, boldly taking his family winery into new territory.

The mission of he and his brother’s Artisan range is to “create a series of wines that captured the timeless qualities of craft and precision.”

This Syrah from their home-owned Oakbank vineyard is just that.

It’s a wine of detail, it is expressive and evocative. It’s classy cool-climate Syrah, the way it’s meant to be.

The 2014 release impressed the pants off Campbell Mattinson, who in the Australian Wine Companion, awarded it a stellar 96 points and a Value for Money Star. The 2015 vintage looks like it could just top its predecessor as Michael tries to “build more layers and textures into the wine” by picking on multiple days and varying his amounts of whole bunch, time on skins etc.

This wine combines a great site with thoughtful winemaking; a winning combination and a tantalising example of things to come from this exciting Adelaide Hills operation.

What It Tastes Like

This is a high tensile style of Syrah. It feels moody yet fresh, all dark berries and a swarth of spice. Long, fine, ropes of tannin snake through the mouth. Great shape, and boy does it drive through the finish. The generosity of the vintage showing through. Great wine with a long life ahead of it.

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Murdoch Hill owner/winemaker Michael Downer