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2016 Murdoch Hill Artisan Series Landau Syrah

Adelaide Hills, SA

A Syrah of class and finesse from the 2017 Young Gun of Wine.

$45.00

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About
Beautiful cool climate shiraz (syrah) expression here.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Michael Downer is the embodiment of the young Australian winemaker, boldly taking his family winery into new territory. His latest releases are some of his best to date, rightfully earning him the title of 2017 Young Gun of Wine.

This Syrah from their home-owned Oakbank vineyard is one of the wines to get him the gong. It's a wine of detail, it is expressive and evocative. It's classy cool-climate Syrah, the way it's meant to be.

It was awarded 96 points from James Halliday and Mike Bennie awarded it 93 points, calling it a "Distinctive, elegant red of high charisma." 

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.

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

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"32% whole bunches, wild-fermented as are all the Murdoch Hills red wines, matured in French oak (5% new). This takes the Cronberry Block one large step further, not by increasing the flavour package, but by refining it. Here savoury, brambly tannins are present from the first sip, but are surrounded by multiple fruits on the medium-bodied palate." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

93Points
The Wine Front

"Beautiful cool climate shiraz (syrah) expression here. Murdoch Hill should firmly be on the radar by now.Pretty red fruited, briary, white pepper and charcuterie scents. Savoury from the get go. Medium weight, slinky textured, rose hip jam meets game meat flavours, pinch of pepper and smudged-slate-like tannins to close. Distinctive, elegant red of high charisma. Almost pinot-like in a way. Just lovely really." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Source: Oakbank Altitude: 400m
Hand Picked, Partial whole bunch Ferment
Older French Oak, Unfined & Unfiltered

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

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