2020 Express Winemakers Syrah

Great Southern, WA

Charming cool-climate Syrah from the south of WA. More serious and savoury than the playful packaging may suggest.


Excellent drinking; best in youth.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The excellent value in the Express Winemakers range continues here from young Ryan O'Meara.

This is made from one of Ryan's longest-standing vineyard partnerships, a site he farms right on the Southern tip of WA. It produces distinctive Shiraz flavours - meaty, gamey yet with vibrant fruit flavours. This year it shows a lovely seductive perfume - it's a true 'Syrah' style, more in the vein of something our of cooler-climates in Europe than a classic Aussie Shiraz.

It makes for great drinking with some interesting points of difference to its South Australian varietal counterparts.

About Express Winemakers

Express Winemakers is Ryan O'Meara's pint-sized wine operation from the deep south of WA.

From kicking off in 2011, Ryan has assembled a group of top-flight vineyards from around the Great Southern that supply him with top-flight fruit to make his fun and creative range of wines.

There's some serious value to be had in the Express range, from funky & skinsy whites, through spicy cool-climate reds and everything in between.

Express Winemakers is a terrific example of the ever-rising tidal wave of young and adventurous WA producers reinventing the west!

Winemaker Ryan O
Winemaker Ryan O'Meara
Great Southern, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Gravely loam. Gentle east facing slope, altitude 200m, vine age 25 years.

Trappers Gully, Mount Barker

Organic, naturally farmed (not certified)

Hand-picked and foot stomped Syrah left on skins for 7 – 10 days to ferment naturally before being pressed to old oak barriques and newer puncheons. Racked in the Spring and a small amount of SO2 is added before bottling unfined and unfiltered.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Great Southern, WA
Great Southern, WA
Ryan In The Winery
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Great Southern syrah by way of Northern Rhone. Game meat, white pepper, old roses, raspberries. Lush in the palate, comfy, soft and juicy to taste, darker fruit than expected with some dried fruit and nut in the mix. Excellent swish of lacy tannin. Feels bright even with the concentration and inky vibe of the wine. Lush, nectar, but bright. Excellent drinking; best in youth." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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