2016 Bekkers McLaren Vale Syrah Grenache
"Only old 300l and 500l barrels are used for these wines and this is the key to their purity and cadence. In addition to the gentle oak treatment, the careful addition of whole bunches (20% in each wine) is perfectly judged, too, bringing wistful hedgerow and briar perfume to puncture the glossy depth-charges of black fruit. The blend is the more powerful wine, using 69% Syrah and 31% Grenache to bring rippling muscle beneath its mill-pond-still surface. I like it enormously, and it is a big, bold wine..."
2016 Bekkers McLaren Vale Syrah Grenache 18.5+/20 $80AUD (Drink 2020 – 2035)