2021 Bubb + Pooley Syrah

Highly Rated
Bubb + Pooley |East Coast |Shiraz
Refined, aromatic and plush, this is a quintessential Syrah made by Coal River Valley icons. Get it while it's hot.

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Bubb + Pooley is a self described 'side hustle.' And what a side hustle it is. Taking time out from their main gigs at Babo and Pooley wines, this husband and wife team have put their heads together to make an exceptional example of Tasmanian Syrah.

The fruit was hand harvested from the Milton Vineyard and saw wild yeast fermentation. The wine also fermented with 15% whole bunches before being pressed into French oak (40% new). It's lifted, it's bright, it's savoury. Classic plums and cherries come through, with some green herbs and spices from the nuanced use of whole bunches. Bloody great, is what it is, and with miniscule production. Be quick!

Fermented using 15% whole bunch clusters. Matured in French oak puncheons (40% new).

95 Points - "Boysenberry, blackcurrant, raspberry, lots of cracked black pepper, wheatgrass and herb, just a dash of spicy oak. Medium-bodied, so fresh and spicy, juicy pomegranate crunch to acidity, fine graphite tannin, cool and clear, with a long spicy and nutty finish. So much energy and character. Wonderful." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Bubb + Pooley

You may know of Bubb and Pooley from their day jobs. Justin Bubb is the winemaker of Babo, a label which focuses on Italian wines and Anna Pooley is the winemaker at Pooley, one of Tasmania's iconic producers, and where Justin also lends more than a hand...They are also husband and wife. Somehow, they found some spare time to create a label where they could work together - Bubb + Pooley.

The pair use traditional methods which are 'mostly hands off' to allow fruit and site to clearly express themselves. Concrete vessels are commonplace here - oak can too heavily impact the fruit. With access to exceptional sites, this is a chance for them to make sustainable wine which speak of terroir and vintage. Pristine is the word - pristine fruit, pristine vinification and pristine wines. This is such a welcome addition to the landscape of Australian wine.

Anna Pooley & Justin Bubb Bubb + Pooley

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