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2017 Ben Haines Firelights Syrah

Grampians, VIC

Phenomenal single-vineyard Grampians Syrah from Ben Haines. His time and experience as winemaker at Mount Langi clearly on show.

$70.00

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About

About The Wine

Ben Haines' time at the great Mount Langi Ghiran was formative in the birth of his own label.

With all the success and accolades he garnered during his time in the Grampians, it seems only fitting he add a Grampians Shiraz to his range. And he knew just which vineyard he wanted it from.

It just got took him three years to get the fruit.

It comes from Andrew Toomey’s Miners Ridge Vineyard in the foothills of the region. Ben has possibly his finest wine to date here, it's a beauty.

This examplifies eveything that great Grampians Shiraz is known for: spice, finesse and the balance to live long and mature beautifully in the cellar for many years to come.

About Ben Haines Wines

Ben Haines has a passion for producing wines that speak with a sense of place.

Ben's philosophy that, "Provenance is the heart and soul of all great things – family, culture, food, art…" has seen him become one of Victoria's most sort after winemakers.

He built a formidable reputation as Cheif Winemaker at Mt Langi Ghiran and that is only increasing with his sole focus now turned to own label, Ben Haines Wine.

Ben works with special sites across Victoria, crafting small batches of impeccable wines that tell the stories of these great sites.

Ben surveying the vines
Ben surveying the vines
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Hand-picked from Andrew Toomey’s Miners Ridge Vineyard in the Armstrong district of Great Western.

Andrew doesn’t share his fruit readily. I got to know him during my time living in the Grampians, and after 3 years of agitation, he finally caved. This fine vineyard at the foothills of the Grampians embodies all that is great about this historical cool-climate region; fine, complex structure, streams of red and blue fruits, spices, flowers and that graphite earthiness that is a signature of the region. An overall feeling of Australian, presented with elegance and restraint.

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

Winemaker Ben Haines
Winemaker Ben Haines
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Classic fine and even-keeled Grampians Shiraz. It’s spicy, all dark cherry, blueberry, liquorice, a little pepper steak and dried flowers. Medium-bodied, fresh, supple, fine dense tannin, a bit of the old graphite here, firm but ripe acidity, and a long cool spicy finish. It’s a beautiful wine." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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