A hit and I’m in. It’s very good shit.
Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)
About The Wine
Light-medium bodied, super-spicy, bunchy, beautiful Shiraz here from Sam Leyshon.
This is fruit grown at the Long Rail Gully vineyard with a splash from the Leyshon home block and a dash of Viognier. One third of the fruit was fermented as whole bunches, the other ttwo thirds fermented as whole berries. There's a load of savoury, black olive character going on here, plenty of spice from the stems and a lift of perfume from the Viognier.
It's a lively little wine and awesome value if you love cool-climate Syrah with a bit of attitude.
About Mallaluka Wines
Mallaluka is a family affair in the Canberra district of NSW.
These estate-grown wines are made by second generation vigneron Sam Leyshon who has most recently learnt to ply his trade assisting Bryan Martin and Tim Kirk at Clonakilla.
These are modern wines that reflect the changing face of this exciting region. He makes wines with a wild side, they are made with minimal intervention and are insane value for money.
With Sam in the driver's seat, Mallaluka is one of the rising stars of the region, bringing a unique light and shade to the Canberra district.