James Halliday: 96/100 for 2011 Bekkers Syrah. “An exceptional achievement for the vintage…”
James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2014 tasting note.
Bekkers 2011 McLaren Vale Syrah
Drink By: 2041
Date Tasted: 20 Jan 2013
James Halliday – Published on 11 Jul 2013
Exceptional colour; 15% whole bunches, fruit sorted, wild-fermented, and basket-pressed to new (60%) and used French oak. An exceptional achievement for the vintage, with dark chocolate and black fruits on the bouquet morphing into a complex, decidedly savoury (in the best sense) palate, still with dark fruits, but giving impressive mouthfeel. Admirable balance and length; certified biodynamic vineyard, but not claimed as such.