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2018 Timo Mayer Syrah

Yarra Valley, VIC

Spiced, slippery and seductive Syrah from Timo Mayer.

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About The Wine

Timo Mayer only makes a tiny amount of Syrah each year.

The majority of the Mayer vineyard is planted to Pinot Noir but a small amount of Syrah makes an appearance on the upper reaches of the Hill. He makes the Syrah in the same way as his charismatic Dr. Mayer Pinot Noir with 100% whole bunches during ferment.

In this part of the Yarra it is possible to make sublime Syrah. Timo's is ethereal, ferrous and a little mysterious, an excellent example of the variety's potential in the region.

Lovers of spicy, detailed Syrah with power and structure - you'll want to try this... But you'll need to be quick.

About Timo Mayer

German-born, enigmatic winemaker Timo Mayer is one of the great characters of the Yarra Valley. The words bombastic, charismatic and wild are as much applicable to the man as his wines.

From his close-planted Yarra Valley vineyard, evocatively named 'Bloody Hill', Timo carves out some astounding wines made with low levels of new oak and minimal additions. 

The signature of Timo's winemaking style is his penchant for whole-bunch ferment. His wines have an ethereal quality, firm tannins and impeccable structure. 

These are compelling and extremely limited wines that tell a unique story of the Yarra Valley.

Winemaker Timo Mayer
Winemaker Timo Mayer
Yarra Valley, VIC
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From The Producer

Flinty ,mineral, red fruit and spice aromas leap from the glass.
Offers fresh crushed plums and Mulberries combined with fine leafy characters . Concentrated , bitter chocolate and sweet floral/violet notes before the wine finishes chewy and juicy with hints of black olive.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Bloody Hill
The Bloody Hill
Yarra Valley, VIC
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93Points
The Wine Front

"From the top of the hill in Timo Mayer’s elevated vineyard in the Yarra Valley. This is 100% whole bunch, ten days carbonic macerated then jumped on and macerated for a further ten days. Timo Mayer jumping on grapes is a wonderful thing to see, or imagine. We all know he’d be nude.Shows a kind of ‘dried brown spice’ aroma, clove/cinnamon/garam masala sorta vibe, with those freeze-dried raspberries, that kids eat, also smashed in. Indeed, it kinda smells dry, before your first sip, if you can project that. Sloshes in the palate more than expected, loose knit sense but there’s a firm, lacy ribcage of tannins, and acidity is ultra-perky and refreshing. Sweet fruit feel too. Fresh and fun and sleek. Very good drinking." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

96Points
James Suckling

Number 56 in the 2019 Top 100 Australian Wines - JamesSuckling.com

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Great wine, needs time

Great cool climate shiraz. Very savoury and brambly. Needed a fair bit if time (ca. 3 hours) to really open up and show it's stuff. Will age well.

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