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Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front. 2013 Bekkers Syrah: 94pts

Bekkers McLaren Vale Syrah 2013

Score 94 points


Grown on both the Clarendon vineyard and the Gateway vineyard, both in McLaren Vale. Clarendon is a more elevated vineyard in McLaren Vale terms; Gateway heads for the coast. It sees 20% whole bunches and 40% new oak. All oak employed is French.

Finesse, a flutter of tannin, flavour. This is a measured wine, exact, its roasted cherry-plum flavours picked out – as if via torchlight – by notes of saltbush and mocha. Traces of undergrowth, perhaps even game. Noticeable acidity. Creamy texture. And that tannin: it’s ultra-fine, and persuasive. 94pts.


Posted on 31 July 2015.

Campbell Mattinson

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