2020 Swinney Syrah
Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2022, November 2022
Wow. The colour will get you in immediately. Deep and dark with bright crimson hues. The nose is so seductive and engaging. Plum and spices with a fragrant hint of lavender. The palate is so brilliant. Smooth, rich and concentrated, yet with finesse and subtle expression as those spices and dried herbs lift and brighten the deeper plum fruit intensity. 96pts
Mike Bennie, www.winefront.com.au, Aug 21
From the fantastically farmed Swinney vineyard, syrah goes to older (mostly) larger format oak. Swinney for the winney.
Quite inky and dense, inward concentration in spades, blackcurrants, boot polish, charry woody spice, silty tannins and saline minerally detail going on. Firm texture in a way but lots of bouncy, bright fruit in that mix – tannins ripple glossy yet taut in the wine. Fresh but deep, dark, brooding too. Black olive, green herbs, the idea of how red earth tastes in this wine too. Serious red, seriously good. 94 pts