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2015 Murdoch Hill Syrah

Adelaide Hills, SA

Delightful cool climate Syrah from an emerging star producer.

$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
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)

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 : 13.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Bottle Size : 750ml

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