2019 Sutton Grange Fairbank Syrah

Highly Rated
Phenomenal Bendigo Syrah - Champion Wine of Show at the 2022 National Wine Show!

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Winemaker Mel Chester, has certainly done some wonderful things with Sutton Grange, and the depth, and value for money element to the Fairbank range, is at the top of the list.

Northern Rhone in style, hence Syrah and not Shiraz, the nose is lifted with notes of dark and wild fruits and berries, alongside spicy depth. Medium bodied and juicy, there is loads of complexity and flavour, balanced with driving tannin and subtle oak spices to finish.

This wine nails it, everything you want in an Aussie Syrah, with boatloads of value.

100% Syrah Organically farmed, 100% Hand picked in March 2019. 30% whole bunch fermentation with 10 days on skins, and pump overs daily. 30% cold soaked for 3 days before primary fermentation. Pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation. Aged in barrel for 10 months 23% new oak Blended and Bottled in Jan 2020.

93 Points - "It's a generous, medium- to full-bodied red with rich, ripe plum flavours flowing into peppercorn, malt, twiggy herbs, star anise and cedar wood. It feels soft in the mouth even as it delivers sure, strong flavour. This is a good red wine. It has shape. polish and style but it has impact too. It's a wine you can sink yourself into." Campbell Mattinson (Wine Front)

95 Points - "Fairbank shows the other side of the syrah coin, the plummy, juicy, sweet-fruited side that offers excellent early drinking, with the promise of some medium-term ageing. Brilliant purple hues, bright, jubey, cassis, plum and concentrated spice. Balance, texture and good length on display, together with some signature bush mint. It's all here." Jeni Port (Halliday Wine Companion)

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