James Halliday: 96/100 for 2011 Bekkers Syrah. “An exceptional achievement for the vintage…”


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James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2014 tasting note.

Bekkers 2011 McLaren Vale Syrah

Rating:  96

Drink By:  2041

Price:  $110.00

Date Tasted:  20 Jan 2013

Alcohol:  14%

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.