2019 Bekkers Syrah

McLaren Vale, SA

The phenomenal Syrah from the Bekkers duo. One of the best of the best of McLaren Vale Shiraz.



Rated 5.0 stars
2 Reviews
Texturally lovely and beautifully balanced... a more elegant rendition of this wine.

Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

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. It's a wine that's definitely on the shortlist for the best Shiraz in the country,

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%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Bekkers
The Bekkers
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Lots of animale, meat drippings, dusty spice cupboard amongst the rich, ripe, booze-soaked berries going on here. Touches of rum and raisin in the mix, a sluice of walnut and varnish woody notes. Dark chocolate, lots of it, finishes the wine smooth and then a little gummy with bitterness. All added up there’s plenty of delight here, but those elements aren’t quite there yet and the wood spice and richness feels a bit overt currently. That being said, a bolder wine, then you’re a shoe in." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Halliday Wine Companion

"Clarendon and Seaview sourcing, the former elevated at 194–242m. Yields, minuscule. Hand-picked fruit, 22–30% whole bunches, parcel-dependent. Sorted, cold soaked and fermented spontaneously, with 15–20 days of maceration. Take note! Aged in new (51%) and older puncheons. This succinct offering has impressed in the past. This year is no different. Texture, the opus. Nothing about obvious fruit. Hallelujah to that. Carnal aromas of leather, game, sandalwood, something volcanic and a mulchy fecundity. Briary tannins, almost skeletal. Kirsch, a rub of menthol, anise, clove, tamarind and cardamom. Expansive, savoury and long. Fine." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

The Real Review

"Deep, youthfully bright red/purple colour, with a spicy, youthful shiraz aroma, seemingly cooler-grown than it is, but also concentrated and deep. The flavour penetrates very deep and is augmented by ample soft, fleshy tannins. Texturally lovely and beautifully balanced. It's already enjoyable to drink, although it undoubtedly has a bright future. A more elegant rendition of this wine." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Customer Reviews
Rated 5.0 stars
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2 reviews
  • EJ
    Emma J.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    8 months ago
    Delicious and easy to drink

    This was a good drop, easy to drink and definitely something we will be re-buying to have on hand.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • JB
    Jega B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    2018 Bekkers Syrah

    fragrant, nice colour, full bodied

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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