2014 Bekkers McLaren Vale Syrah
Our flagship wine is designed as an emblem for McLaren Vale and Bekkers. Careful vineyard selection and gentle winemaking combine to deliver a wine with the generosity of McLaren Vale Shiraz, tempered by fragrance, spice and soft, silky texture.
100% Syrah (Shiraz)
Ex-Cellar Door Price:
$110 per bottle
WBM Magazine, Mike Bennie. 96pts for 2014 Syrah: "Stunning."
The pursuit of elegance isn't necessarily every winemaker's agenda, but some seem to make it their metier. Toby Bekkers, with his diligent approach to viticulture and winemaking, seems to have made a significant approach at this ephemeral idea of elegance. Pure, luxurious in texture, epic in length, deep in flavour, swirls reveal more and more about this wine. Stunning.
Gourmet Traveller Wine, Huon Hooke. 96pts for 2014 Bekkers Syrah: "...intense, concentrated, focussed and precise..."
Winegenius.com, Angus Hughson. 95pts for Bekkers 2014 Syrah. "A velvet steam roller..."
Opaque ruby. A dense yet savoury style with layers of powerful blackberry, pepper, leather, thyme and tar fruits. Dry, full, plush ripe fruits that are generous with rounded well integrated with significant tannins and exceptional oak. A velvet steam roller that will improve in bottle.
Drinking Range: 2020 - 2028
Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com. 96pts for Bekkers 2014 Syrah. "A stylish, classy wine of excellent balance and palate texture."
Bright, youthful, deep purple/red colour and an elusive aroma which suggests dry spices and dried herbs. The palate flavour is very intense and concentrated, focused and precise, with good acidity in balance and a long, long carry. Just the right measure of fruit sweetness. A stylish, classy wine of excellent balance and palate texture. 29/9/2016
Jancis Robinson.com. Bekkers 2014 Syrah: "...wonderful fruit clarity..."
Rich, dense, compact nose with a hint of blood and meat. Sweet oak influence, wonderful fruit clarity, full body and long, intense finish. Intense and powerful stuff, with a genuine need for bottle maturation to allow the primary fruit to evolve into a more complex flavour range.
17.5. 2018 – 2028 (Richard Hemming MW)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 95+ pts for 2014 Bekkers Syrah. "...profoundly scented..."
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
No. 226, August 31st, 2016.
Bekkers 2014 McLaren Vale Syrah. 95+.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Mclaren Vale Syrah gives a profoundly scented nose of plum preserves, blueberry tart and blackberry preserves over notes of Indian spices, beef drippings, menthol, licorice and cloves. Full-bodied and packed with taut, muscular fruit, it gives layers of spicy, perfumed blue and black fruit flavors supported by grainy tannins and finishing with a satisfying savory character. Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW.
Wine Front- Gary Walsh. 94pts for Bekkers Syrah 2014. "Looks very convincing given time in the glass..."
Wine Front- Gary Walsh
Posted on 16 August 2016.
When you stump up $110 for a Shiraz, you’d rightfully expect a bit of a show. In contrast to that, I met Toby Bekkers a short while ago, and he seemed a considered, thoughtful and unassuming fellow.
Blue and black fruits, roast hazelnuts, plenty of spice, aniseed and chocolate cream oak. Full bodied, lush delivery of spicy and earthy black fruit, grainy tannin, cool but slightly tangy acidity, and a warm breathy finish of fine length, with a trail of tannin firming it up. Looks very convincing given time in the glass, so suggest parking this wine for at least a few years.
Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Aug16
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $110
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2018 - 2028+
James Halliday: 96 pts for Bekkers 2014 Syrah. "Class stamped on every bottle."
96 points . Dense, deep crimson-purple; grace with power, varietal expression at once fine yet intense. The balance and mouthfeel are exceptional, and it will cruise serenely through decades to come. Class stamped on every bottle. To 2039. 2017 James Halliday Wine Companion