2021 Thick as Thieves Syrah

Yarra Valley, VIC

A limited release cool climate Yarra Syrah that's fine, bright and vivid.



About the Wine

This limited release Syrah from Thick as Thieves is quintessential Yarra - soft and fine, with an emphasis on bright, bouncy fruit enveloped in spice.

Intoxicatingly aromatic, with hints of plums, pepper, orange and herbs; it goes on to seduce further with brightness and vibrancy on the palate, with a slippery mouthfeel.

Shiraz nouveau to a tee, and done oh so well. Sensational stuff.

About Thick as Thieves

Thick as Thieves started from very humble beginnings in 2009. Being a "virtual operation" in the Yarra Valley, where owner and winemaker Syd Bradford would buy in quality grapes and rent out facilities to work his magic.

Now, he has a family winery and his own vineyard! The Cypress Ridge vineyard boasts 22 year old Pinot Noir vines that are happy as can be in their little patch, and make all of Syd's flagship Pinots.

He loves experimenting with alternative or new varieties, while still making wines that are bang on for both drinkability and affordability.

Winemaker Syd Bradford hard at work
Winemaker Syd Bradford hard at work
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From the Producer

Syrah hand picked off mature vines on degraded Basalt soils from Kangaroo Ground - 25% whole bunch ferment and sealed with ‘no touch’ for two weeks then light extraction - 24 days on skins. Natural ferment. Pressed to 2yo French puncheons. Minimal sulphur added added prior to bottling. No fining or filtration.

Only 750 bottles made.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 12.8%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Thick as Thieves
Thick as Thieves' Cypress Hill Vineyard
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"Fruit from Kangaroo Ground with one-third whole bunches and two-thirds destemmed fruit, sealed in stainless steel with 22 days on skins. Matured in seasoned French hogsheads and puncheons. Vibrant crimson purple. Alluring, this opens with ripe, black plums, black olives and pink peppercorns. The palate is plushly fruited with immediate appeal, but then manages to finish balanced and refreshing and with fine, chalky tannins." - Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)


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