2020 Sami-Odi Hoffmann Dallwitz Syrah

Barossa, SA

Exquisite single vineyard Syrah from one of the cult producers in the Barossa.


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Concentration, power, grace. That comes to mind immediately.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

This is Fraser McKinley's finest expression of Shiraz from the Hoffmann family's oldest vines on their Dallwitz vineyard. The vines on this historic site were planted between 1888 and 1912.

The final blend is comprised of some 18 barrels. Here, Fraser is looking for his most eloquent expression of this great site with every vintage.

It's rich, it's bountiful, it's made in limited supply. The perfect wine for the Barossa collector who has it all.

About Sami-Odi

Sami-Odi is the labour of love of sommelier-turned-winemaker, Fraser McKinley.

This small batch Shiraz project focuses around the Hoffmann’s ‘Dallwitz’ vineyard in the Barossa Valley. Fraser obsesses over these vines that were planted as far back as 1912. 

He caresses the wines to bottle, crafting each cuvee with an incisive mixture of traditional and modern winemaking techniques learnt during his time in the cellars of Torbreck and Standish Wine Co.

Each year, the hunt for these wines amongst collectors becomes more and more feverish. And with good reason, these are transcendent expressions of Barossa Shiraz. 

Winemaker Fraser McKinley
Winemaker Fraser McKinley
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From the Producer

Assembled from the two oldest sections within the Hoffmann families vineyard; planted on their own roots in 1927 and the oldest vines between 1888 & 1912 with welcome smidgens from the neighbouring blocks planted in 1994, 1995 & 1996.

These 18 Burgundian Pièces were carefully assembled and bottled amidst the spring after enduring their 82 week elevage. Bottles were filled without filtration, fining or sparging (the removal of naturally occurring oxygen & C02) and all transfer’ were completed via gravity prior to bottling.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.10%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Sami-Odi vineyards
Sami-Odi vineyards
Barossa Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Concentration, power, grace. That comes to mind immediately. Feels like it slides but the tannin profile builds in a quiet and assertive way, seamlessly in its weave of dried floral things and char finishes things off. Perfume is all pot pourri, dried cranberry, black olive, old spice cupboard and smoky paprika. Flavours similar, tannin chewy, grippy, well done. Grunty in a way, complex as all get out. An assertive expression, bolder than some years in its intensity and drive, but not without the hallmarks of great Sami Odi wines." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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