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2018 Bekkers Syrah

McLaren Vale, SA

The phenomenal 99 point Syrah from the Bekkers duo. One of the best McLaren Vale Shiraz released this year.

$120.00

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About
A truly great McLaren Vale syrah...

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

The Bekkers Syrah sits in the top echelon of Shiraz wines from South Australia.

The fruit comes from two highly regarded vineyards in McLaren Vale each sporting old, low-yielding vines. Toby's vast knowledge of the great vineyards of the region is something of a secret weapon for the Bekkers husband and wife team.

It's certainly paid dividends here.

This is McLaren Vale Shiraz with power and finesse in equal portion. James Halliday rated this a near perfect 99 points putting on the shortlist with the best Shiraz in the country this year and one of the best buys on the list.

About Bekkers

Toby & Emmanuelle Bekkers have a very clear vision for their work. To produce the very best wines of McLaren Vale and take them to the world...

To listen to Toby talk about it is inspiring, the wines themselves, are prodigious. There are only three wines in the range: Syrah, Grenache and a blend of the two varieties.

Toby spent years as viticulturalist for McLaren Vale stalwart Paxton. During that time he catalogued in his mind the best vineyards that someday he would use as for his own project. Emmanuelle is a talented French winemaker with a deft touch in the cellar.

Their vision is coming to fruition. The quality of these premium McLaren Vale wines is completely world-class.

Toby and Emmanuelle Bekkers
Toby and Emmanuelle Bekkers
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Our flagship wine is designed as an emblem for McLaren Vale and Bekkers. Careful vineyard selection and gentle winemaking combine to deliver a wine with the generosity of McLaren Vale Shiraz, tempered by fragrance, spice and soft, silky texture.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2040
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

99Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Hand-picked, the vinification very gentle to avoid extraction of aggressive tannins, matured in French puncheons (58% new) on lees with minimal additions until Dec '19. A truly great McLaren Vale syrah, as smooth as velvet, yet with layer upon layer of purple and black fruits that are hypnotic in their perfection." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

95Points
The Wine Front

"It’s an imposing wine. It’s bright with fruit but it’s also dense with it, and the severity of the tannin makes it feel both broody and stern. Graphite, blackberry, clove, heady violent-like notes, essence of plum, dark chocolate and saltbush. The fruit certainly has a softness but the drama of the tannin quickly takes it over. In terms of balance it’s a close-run thing, that tannin casting such a shadow, but it has to be said that the fruit is top-notch too. This is one of those ‘you could cellar this for just about ever’ wines." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

97Points
The Real Review

"Deep, brooding red/purple colour, with a blackberry fruit aroma that is ripe and concentrated. The wine is full-bodied, fleshy and smooth, with savoury qualities and quite chewy tannins to conclude. There is density, depth and weight, and the wine has a lasting intensity through a very long aftertaste. Deep-set blackberry, cranberry, black cherry and dark plum flavours, with an earthy bass note. Delicious and long-term." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Delivery

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Warehouse Pickup Due to some restrictions on our warehouse lease agreement and COVID concerns we are no longer offering Warehouse Pickup as an option and will be delivering all orders moving forward. Delivery is free (for orders over $149) and fast so please select one of our great delivery options at checkout. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this change! The Different Drop Team.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery. Express courier deliveries cannot be left unattended and require a receiver signature.

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FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

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Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

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