2018 Bekkers Syrah Grenache

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Another epic Syrah Grenache blend from the Bekkers. A wine that showcases the two crowning red varieties of McLaren Vale at their best.
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The Bekkers Syrah Grenache is a meeting of the two great red varieties in McLaren Vale.

The fruit is taken from three vineyards, the Grenache from the same as the Bekkers Grenache, the Abr vineyard and the Shiraz component from the famous Hickinbothom and Gateway vineyards. This fruit is highly sort after. It does not come cheap. And rightfully so.

It's a wine that shows the poise and polish of their Syrah with the ethereal quality of their Grenache balanced perfectly on a knife's edge.

Complexity, ageability, drinkability - this classic McLaren Vale blend has it all.

What better than a marriage of McLaren Vale's two hero varieties? A blend of Syrah and Grenache, this wine rests equidistant between the fragrance of our Grenache and the mouth-filling generosity of our Syrah. It exhibits the soft, silky texture that we see as the signature of all our wines.

96 Points - "A 64/36% blend from multiple parcels spread across six vineyards, vinified separately, 15% whole bunch grenache, 30% whole bunch syrah, 5-16 days cold soak, wild fermentation, basket-pressed to used oak. Deeply coloured; medium to full-bodied, noticeably bigger-bodied than the Grenache, with black fruits." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

94 Points - "Bekkers wines seem to have settled into the upper echelon of Australian fine wine pretty comfortably now, and only off the back of a relatively short number of releases, though of course the back story speaks of experience and detailed understanding of vines and wine. I hope that there’s a good following for these wines out there.

Slippery, dense and yet fresh-feeling red showcasing deep, dark fruit character with a swish of earthy, grunty tannin shaping things. Nice hit of bramble in that darker fruit, some sweet and savoury spice (hello cloves) in the mix. Excellent shape, tension and length. A classy feeling wine from the get-go, but I bet this looks even better in three to five years and more. Very seductive. And one for lovers of fine tannin." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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    Powerful wine with a very smooth finish.

    Make sure you give it time to open up so you can experience the wine at its best.

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