Jancis Robinson.com. 2011 Syrah: “Flawless sheen and balance.”


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Jancis Robinson.com

May 2013.  Toby Bekkers Syrah 2011 McLaren Vale.  17+ (outstanding +)

15% whole bunch, biodynamic. Four days cold soak pre-fermentation. 60% new French oak. Rich, sweet fruit – very typical and vibrant, and beautifully handled oak. Upfront, powerful fruit, smooth and succulent body. Not so much ‘Syrah’ character – much more ‘Shiraz’, really. Flawless sheen and balance. It would be interesting to see how this develops. (Richard Hemming)