2020 Swinney Syrah
NEW RELEASE - 1st SEPTEMBER
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