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In 2016 Brendan Keys and Gareth Belton (Gentle Folk) split the fruit from this highly prized, biodynamically grown Syrah vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. 2016 was a sensational year for Syrah in the region, the fruit quality as high as it has been in 10 years. Brendan cashed in on the season. There was only a small amount of this made, which is a pity. It's a classic, ethereal Syrah which Brendan describes as "Traditional Rhône characteristics of mulberry and oyster shell with a white-pepper tang." It's one of those wines where everything came together perfectly for BK. One of his finest to date.
What it Tastes Like
Seducing perfume of sweet mulberries dusted with pepper spice. Fresh picked violets and lavender add some breathy high notes. Soft, sumptuous fruit eeks through the mouth. Tannins like velvet with a savoury twist to their taste. It's a smooth, glossy ride from beginning to end. Magic.
Fruit sourced from the biodynamic Ngeringa vineyard. 100% destemmed, not pumped over, long, slow ferment and old oak.
Closure: Screw Cap
Bottle Size: 750ml
Drink Until: 2026
About the Producer
BK Wines is one of the poster boys of the modern artisan wine movement in the Adelaide Hills. Owner / winemaker Brendan Keys is not afraid to do things differently. His wines are all from single vineyards (some biodynamically farmed), fermented with wild yeasts, unfined and unfiltered, with extended skin contact and even clay fermentation eggs occasionally thrown in for good measure. Wild stuff!
The Adelaide Hills may be the most energised wine region in the country. The sense of exploration and creativity amongst the tribe of talented young winemakers in this region is unparralelled. The Hills has become crucible of Australian wine talent, offering an array of varieties, from classics such as Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, to new varieties like Nebbiolo and Grüner Veltliner for the younger generation to play with. Every vintage brings new colour and complexity to the rich wine, food and produce culture of this cool climate region.
Long held up to the rest of the world as Australia’s flagship red variety, the mighty Australian Shiraz has undergone something of a renaissance over the past two decades. While our robust styles of Shiraz from powerhouse South Australian regions such as the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale may have put Australian wine on the map, Shiraz from our cooler regions are giving the variety a new look. Wines from Canberra, all parts of Victoria, the Adelaide Hills, and the Great Southern, are all delivering wines of finesse and spice set to a lighter framework. The tapestry of Australian Shiraz is richly diverse, and will only continue to develop and mature into the future.
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