Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2018. 98 pts for Bekkers 2015 Syrah- “…makes the marriage of intensity and elegance seem simple…
McLaren Vale Syrah 2015
64% Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard, 36% Gateway Vineyard, hand-picked, 18% whole bunches, 82% destemmed and sorted, 5 days cold soak, 12 days wild yeast ferment, matured 20 months in French puncheons (40% new). This makes the marriage of intensity and elegance seem simple, purity and power likewise. It is suspended in time and place with glorious fruit (no chocolate), gently savoury/spicy fine tannins and oak hiding in the panoply of fruit flavours.