2018 Brothers At War Single Vineyard Syrah

Highly Rated
A tribute to the elegance, and finesse, that differentiates Eden Valley Syrah from the Shiraz of its neighbours.

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Off of 80 year-old vines from the brothers home vineyard in the Eden, this wine is crafted to highlight a lighter more elegant expression of South Australian Syrah/Shiraz.

More floral and spicy than its brother wine from the Barossa, it's full of violets, wild berries, and lovely integrated oaky spice. Such length and persistence here, with velvety tannin enveloping the palate. Full-powered, but with a nice jolt of acidity that adds a layer of freshness.

Oh so suave, like a guy in a red-velour dinner jacket smoking a pipe.

This small parcel of Eden Valley Syrah was handpicked. The fruit was destemmed not crushed into a one-tonne open top fermenter with 30% whole bunch clusters. The fruit was then held at 10-15 degrees for five days, before being allowed to warm and start fermentation with natural yeast. Hand plunged twice daily for three weeks before been pressed to 40% new French oak puncheons and 60% seasoned French oak puncheons, aged on lees for 18 months racked once during this time. No fining or filtration was used on this wine.

95 Points - "Eden Valley shiraz is inherently more spicy and tangy than the Barossa floor, and 30% whole-bunch fermentation enhances both virtues. With a full purple hue, there is density here, of spicy blackberries and black plums. French oak tactically delivers more in firm, fine tannins than in subtle high-cocoa dark chocolate. Considered, crafted and age-worthy." Tyson Stelzer (Halliday Wine Companion)

93 Points - "Inky black core into a deep ruby rim. Dark cherries, cedar shavings and black olive aromatics. Richly-textured, mouth-filling dark fruits and layers of dark mineral and oak spice add to the presence. Whilst a full throttle style, it has a light brush of acidity which adds a freshness and allows the tannins to roll in later in the flow taking the finish long and dry. Still very primary." Stuart Knox (The Real Review)

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