2019 Swinney Syrah
Gary Walsh, www.winefront.com.au, Sep 20
All the cracked pepper and blackberry, the hint of wetsuit neoprene reduction, ground spices, char-grilled sausages on the BBQ. Medium-bodied, blueberry and blackberry, husky wheatgerm flavour and tannin, sweetness chopped back with thyme and black olive, clean acidity, boysenberry pie and a dry nutty finish of excellent length. Excellent. Savoury. Regional. Quite the looker. 94 pts
Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2021
Now this is something. The characteristic Swinney vineyard character seems evident from the start. The aromas of savoury plum with dried herbs and thyme provide an almost atypically Australian opening. The palate is a strong point for me. It is more in the dry, savoury mode rather oodles of sweet fruit. And above all, it is bright and fully of energy. 96 pts
The West Australian Good Food Guide 2021
Glorious perfume combining garrigue, black pepper, sweet earth, dried cranberry and red cherry fruit scents. Potent and pretty. Supple and succulent in the palate, concentrated but with levity and freshness, amazing web of fine, lacy tannins that build and build and build. A stunning and striking wine here that bolsters the world class pedigree credentials of shiraz from Great Southern.