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2016 Michael Hall Mount Torrens Syrah

Adelaide Hills, SA

Stunning Hills Syrah from a master of the style. 96 points Ned Goodwin.

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$50.00

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About
Michael Hall is one of the best producers in the country.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

This might just be the most sought-after release this year from winemaking maestro, Michael Hall.

Made from a tiny block on Mt Torrens, Michael managed to squeeze a minuscule  amount of wine out of this site, but he loves the wine, so it's worth it.

It's elegant, spicy and replete in red fruit. A rare gem and a sensational crack at Shiraz/Syrah from this region.

About Michael Hall

It is Michael Hall's precise and methodical approach to winemaking which has made him stand out in the crowd of Barossa Valley winemakers.

A jewellery valuator in a previous life, his wines ooze clarity and attention to detail. They focus on small vineyards in the Barossa and Adelaide Hills that produce high-quality fruit. The wine are made with no shortcuts in the winery and an unwavering commitment to quality.

These are classically styled, refined wines designed to speak articulately of the Barossa and the surrounds.

Michael's wines are top shelf.

Winemaker Michael Hall
Winemaker Michael Hall
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

The Fife Road vineyard sits at an elevation of 480m in the Mount Torrens region of the Adelaide Hills. Hand-picked on 9 March, all destemmed and wild yeast open fermented, pressed to barrel, 14 months in French oak (20% new), no fining, or filtration.

Spicy red fruit compote, fresh violet perfume, sweet cherry clafoutis, five-spice, ginger and gossamer threads of tannin.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.20%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 1930 bottles

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Sourced from a late ripening site at 480m, the result is a velour of blue and black fruits purring across a carapace of pepper grind acidity and a sheen of perfectly integrated oak. Fully destemmed. And it shows. Smooth. Luxurious. The emphasis is on a detailed textural patina with violet scents reverberating from fore to aft. This is a cool climate expression with the gloss of somewhere warmer."  - Ned Goodwin (Halliday Wine Companion)

95Points
The Wine Front

"Michael Hall is one of the best producers in the country. This Syrah/Shiraz is from the Fife Road Vineyard at Mount Torrens. All destemmed, wild fermented in open vats, 14 months in French (20% new), unfined and unfiltered. 1930 bottles produced.Terrific wine. Peppery as all get up. Meat, cherries, plums and peppercorns. It has power, it has momentum of flavour, it has excellent structure and it purrs through the finish. It feels cool, it feels warm, it feels excellent." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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