2021 Spinifex Bete Noir

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The epitome of modern, elegant, premium Barossa Shiraz from a master craftsman of the region.
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Husband and wife team of Peter Schell and Magali Gely have extensive winemaking experience in the south of France, which proves the inspiration for their unique wines made from predominantly Rhone varietals.

Unlike most of Spinifex's wines, 'Bete Noir' is 100% varietal, in this case, Shiraz.

But unlike many big and bold Barossa Shiraz, with a portion of the fruit coming from the Barossa's cooler neighbour, Eden Valley, this wine has remarkable perfume, elegance and balance.

This has a distinctive 'old world' feel with the vibrancy of South Australian fruit. A wine with an impeccable track record for a true Shiraz connoisseur.

95 Points
"Glossy and impressively pure, there's ferrous edge to the tight tannins and an acid line that propels the pure fruit briskly across the palate, finishing elegant yet opulent."
- Dave Brookes (Halliday Wine Companion)

All fruit was hand harvested. The proportion of whole clusters retained in the fermentations varied from between 15% and 45%, equating to about 35 % in the final blend. Vinified with indigenous yeasts, macerations ranged from between 10 and 30 days prior to pressing and elevage on light lees in French oak barrels, 20% new, in a range of sizes from 225 through to 2500 L. Bottled 20 months after harvest. Unfixed and unfiltered. Vegan friendly.

A perfumed, dark fruited and multi-layered Barossa Valley Shiraz. Deep, complex aromas of dark plum, ripe mullberry and confit cherry are overlain with a fine veneer of dried herb, brown cardamom, carbide and fresh leather.

95 points - "Deep, bold purple-red colour; aromas of sweet ripe black fruits, blackberry and mulberry, vanilla/chocolate too, the palate full bodied and fruit-sweet at the core, then some astringency comes in thanks to acidity and tannin—but it's all in balance. Plenty happening here. A promising shiraz that will reward patient cellaring." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

94 Points - "It’s flush with fruit but there’s a meatiness to this and its churned with tannin too, grainy tannin. Charred meats, blackberries and blueberries, a floral element and fist loads of roasted spice. It’s bold but neat, tannic but not at the expense of the overall flow. Excellent gear, this." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

95 Points - "Pete Schell's Bête Noir is a shiraz blended across a selection of Barossan grounds including a portion from the cooler Eden Valley. Typically sporting a super-saturated, magenta-splashed hue with aromas of bright plum, black cherry and blueberry fruits cut with hints of violets, brown spice, ironstone, dark chocolate, smoked meats, cherry confit and earth. Glossy and impressively pure, there's ferrous edge to the tight tannins and an acid line that propels the pure fruit briskly across the palate, finishing elegant yet opulent." - Dave Brookes (Halliday Wine Companion)

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  • PV
    Pauline V.
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    2 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    All that you'd expect from a Spinifex

    Beautiful bouquet with a rich, complex fruits. Paired well with red meats.

  • KB
    Kenneth B.
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    2 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Outstanding

    Peter Schell is a gifted winemaker who makes outstanding quality wine from Barossa/Eden Valley. The Bet'e Noir shiraz is consistently outstanding each vintage. Drinks well as a young wine but the rewards are there with bottle ageing.

  • MS
    Michael S.
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    2 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great Customer Experience

    Fantastic customer experience and great wine!

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Spinifex Wines

Spinifex are one of the 'New' Barossa's true pioneer producers. Husband and wife team Peter Schell & Magali Gely have extensive experience in southern France, which proves the inspiration for their unique wines made from predominantly Rhone varietals.

Spinifex was on the front line of the new wave of Barossa producers. Peter's wines brought a new sensibility to the region, they were lower in alcohol, concentrated but elegant, and balanced to perfection. He takes the art of blending into the realm of the virtuoso. There are few wineries who deliver refinement and poise from the Barossa Valley like Spinifex.

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