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2021 Mallaluka Syrah

Gundagai, Hilltops & Canberra District, NSW

Excellent rendition of Shiraz from rockstar Sam Leyshon. Like falling into a pool of silk.

$40.00

About
Easy, supple flow. Pleasing, soft, gentle red wine. Nice.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Light-medium bodied, super-spicy, bunchy, beautiful Shiraz here from Sam Leyshon.

This is fruit from all around NSW - from Gundagai, Hilltops and the Canberra District. Around one third of the fruit was fermented as whole bunches, the other two thirds fermented as whole berries. There's a load of savoury character going on here, with plenty of spice from the stems and a lift of floral perfume, too.

It's a lively little wine that has a soft, billowy feel to it. Cool-climate Syrah with a bit of attitude, done just right.

About Mallaluka

Mallaluka is a family affair in the Canberra district of NSW.

These estate-grown wines are made by second generation vigneron Sam Leyshon who has most recently learnt to ply his trade assisting Bryan Martin and Tim Kirk at Clonakilla.

These are modern wines that reflect the changing face of this exciting region. He makes wines with a wild side, with minimal intervention and are insane value for money.

With Sam in the driver's seat, Mallaluka is one of the rising stars of the region, bringing a unique light and shade to the Canberra district.

Winemaker Sam Leyshon
Winemaker Sam Leyshon
Yass, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

Fruit in equal parts from Gundagai, Hilltops and Canberra District regions. 30% whole bunch fermentation using indigenous yeasts. Basket pressed into seasoned French oak barriques for 10 months maturation. Blended before bottling. No fining or filtration.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 13.2%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Sam Leyshon
Sam Leyshon
Yass, NSW
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
The Wine Front

"Colour looks a little forward, but hey, you don’t drink with your eyes. Soft, soupy texture with a burr of web-like tannin tightening things to close. Dried red berries, fresh red berries, earthiness, ferrous minerality, game meat notes. Easy, supple flow. Pleasing, soft, gentle red wine. Nice." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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