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Sarah Ahmed, The Wine Detective, 2012 Syrah.

Bekkers McLaren Vale Syrah 2012


A 50:50 blend of Tatachilla/Clarendon fruit with 15% whole bunch in the ferment. I immediately pick up the cassis and moss notes which I found in the Syrah/Grenache plus the spicy liquorice notes (for Toby, Dutch liquorice) which he associates with Clarendon. On the palate the 2012 has an incredible intensity to its black fruits and a simply terrific charge of (fine) tannins, which brings texture and length as it builds in the mouth. It was aged for 18 months in 500l puncheons, 40% new. 14.5%

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Reviewed 18/09/2015 

SARAH AHMED

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