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2019 Swinney Syrah

Frankland River, WA

A powerhouse grape-growing and winemaking team combine here in a beautiful, elegant WA Syrah.

$42.00

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About The Wine

A fantastic example of Syrah here from the Swinney family and the crack team of Rob Mann and Lee Haselgrove.

While Western Australian Cabernet Sauvignon gets the lion's share of attention, Shiraz when grown in the right spot can excel, particularly when grown and tended by someone as knowledgeable as Lee Haselgrove.

This is a brilliant Syrah. It's spicy, intense and powerful, ready to drink now or in a decade's time. Rob Mann has brought a wealth of experience to the Swinney operation since coming on as winemaker in 2018 and every ounce of his skill is on show here.

As Gary Walsh said in his 94 point review, it's quite simply "Excellent. Savoury. Regional. Quite the looker.."

About Swinney

The Swinney family's roots in Frankland River stretch back over 100 years.

George John Alexander Swinney was a pioneer of the region, settling a grazing property in Franklands in 1922. Today the property is run by fourth generation brother and sister, Matt and Janelle Swinney. They are taking the family property into great new territory.

Bush vines litter the property. Riesling, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre are fining a very happy home on the ironstone slopes above the Frankland River.

Now, with viticulturalist wizard Lee Haselgrove tending the vines and sixth generation winemaker Rob Mann crafting the wines in the cellar, this label is on track to become one of the regional benchmarks in short order.

The Swinney family
The Swinney family
Frankland River, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

The fruit was hand-picked from selected parcels of Syrah vines on our Frankland River vineyard, berry sorted and emptied to small wooden and stainless steel fermenters via gravity with the inclusion of a small percentage of Grenache and Mourvedre. We incorporated 18% whole bunches and wild fermentation to build structure and texture and provide the framework on which to express the opulence and spice of Syrah. The wine spent two weeks on skins prior to pressing directly to fine grained large format French oak (19% new) and was aged for 11 months before bottling. The wine was made with minimum effective Sulphites, it is unfined and minimally filtered.

Blend : Syrah (91%), Grenache (6%), Mataro (3%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028

Swinney vineyard
Swinney vineyard
Frankland River, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"All the cracked pepper and blackberry, the hint of wetsuit neoprene reduction, ground spices, char-grilled sausages on the BBQ. Medium-bodied, blueberry and blackberry, husky wheatgerm flavour and tannin, sweetness chopped back with thyme and black olive, clean acidity, boysenberry pie and a dry nutty finish of excellent length. Excellent. Savoury. Regional. Quite the looker." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

94Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"91/6/3% syrah/grenache/mourvèdre. Hand picked, 18% whole bunches, wild ferment, 2 weeks on skins, matured for 11 months in large-format French oak (19% new). Quite reductive initially, but it blows off. This is consistently an elegant and supple wine, with very fine structure and saturating density of flavour. The length of flavour endures long past the final sip, showing the pedigree of fruit and the care and attention in both the vineyard and winery." - Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

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