#220 Aug 2015 Lisa Perrotti-Brown. 95+, 93, 92+. #220 Aug 2015 Lisa Perrotti-Brown

“Wine "voices" from producers such as Bekkers, Clarendon Hills, Yangarra, Two Hands, Chapel Hill, Noon, d'Arenberg, Ochota Barrels and Brash Higgins - just to name a few - have put paid to this region's former generic reputation with a rebel yell.”

2013 Bekkers McLaren Vale Syrah

95+ points.    Drink: 2016 - 2028

Deep purple/black, the 2013 McLaren Vale Syrah reveals pronounced blueberry, cassis, licorice, dark chocolate and tar aromas with hints of violets and cloves. Full-bodied, concentrated and offering tremendous multilayered flavors on the palate, it has a firm backbone of fine-grained tannins, nice freshness and a long finish.

2013 Bekkers Grenache

93 points.      Drink: 2015 - 2020

Pale to medium ruby/purple, the 2013 Grenache opens to a nose of red and black cherries, mulberries and red currants with hints of roses, cinnamon stick and cloves. Full-bodied, rich and voluptuous with velvety tannins and plenty of freshness, it finishes long.

2013 Bekkers Syrah Grenache

92+ points.    Drink: 2015 - 2020

Medium ruby/purple, the 2013 Syrah Grenache opens to a lovely core of black cherries, plums, blueberries and aniseed with hints of loam, potpourri, black pepper and dried herbs. Full-bodied, concentrated and muscular on the palate, it has firm, ripe tannins with just enough freshness. It finishes long and earthy.