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2015 Murdoch Hill Syrah

Adelaide Hills, SA

Delightful cool climate Syrah from an emerging star producer.

HIGH SCORE

$28.00

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About
What a pearler. Stormed out of a blind line-up tasting. 

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Michael Downer has been carefully honing his craft with cool climate Syrah over the last few years, each new release gets a little more impressive. Pound for pound, this may be his best value Syrah to date.

This comes from the Cronberry vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. It's a wine that shows off all the hallmarks of both the vineyard and the skillful hands of its creator. It's about style and elegance, not brute force. 2015 was a fantastic grow season in the Hills, marked by little sunlight for the vineyard.

It's made with 25% whole bunches and a judicious combination of maturation in new and old oak for 10 months. If you're on the lookout for top value, spicy, modern Syrah, this is one of the best from this region under $30.

About Murdoch Hill

Murdoch Hill is a family-owned winery captained by talented young winemaker Michael Downer.

Downer splits the range in two: his clean-cut, consistently high-quality ‘Estate’ wines are excellent value and perpetually reliable, and his quirky, adventurous ‘Artisan’ wines which offer an alt-styling and different shades of the region.

With the combination of high-quality Adelaide Hills fruit grown on the family estate and the undoubted talent in the winery, this is a Hills producer on the up and up!

A smiling Michael Downer in the family vineyard
A smiling Michael Downer in the family vineyard
Oakbank, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

The Grapes are hand picked and de-stemmed into open fermenters with varying levels of whole bunches. Gentle pump over’s and plunging used to retain freshness. After a period of extended maceration on skins the wine was then pressed and matured in a combination of new (25% New) and older French oak barriques and puncheons for 10 months before bottling.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Deep crimson-purple; Michael Downer's infinitely patient attention to detail has been rewarded with a very complex medium to full-bodied palate, the flavours of blackberry, blackcurrant and satsuma plum laced with cracked black pepper, licorice and tar. The only question is the amount of new oak." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

93Points
The Wine Front

"Spicy, peppery, savoury character. Red fruits, touch of game meat and charcuterie whiffs. Like this perfume a lot. So pretty, so inviting. The palate is sublime. Slinky, silky, satiny, soft. Superb carriage of flavour on just medium weight feel. Length, elegance, understatement and purity are the words. A red fruited, peppery, sweet spiced pulse of shiraz that makes you want to reach back for your glass over and over. Such good drinking. Bottles will evaporate." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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