2015 Bekkers McLaren Vale Syrah Grenache
What better than a marriage of McLaren Vale's two hero varieties? A blend of 70% Shiraz and 30% Grenache, this wine rests equidistant between the fragrance of our Grenache and the mouth-filling generosity of our Syrah. It exhibits the soft, silky texture that we see as the signature of all our wines.
70% Syrah, 30% Grenache
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- Gourmet Traveller Wine, Huon Hooke. 95pts for 2015 Syrah Grenache- "...seamlessly textured..."
Five Stars. 95pts.
A powerful and seamlessly textured syrah grenache blend loaded with blackberry and dark-plum aromas and flavours with a sooty hint of regionality. Intense and medium-full bodied with lush fruit and soft tannins. It's already great to drink. 2-20 years.
- JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming. 2015 Syrah Grenache: "There is a sheer pleasure to this fruit."
Some hints of burnt meat along with plush, opulent black fruit. Wonderful juiciness on the palate, smooth tannin, mouth-watering acidity and a long, impressive spicy finish. There is sheer pleasure to this fruit, and a warm, satisfying, balanced body.
- WBM Magazine, Mike Bennie. 96pts for 2015 Syrah Grenache- "Modern classic."
Pure class here. Complexity is the byword, as is inherent drinkability, and the wine is a triumph in its restraint. It shows heady scents of sweet fruit, sweet spice, savoury characters, elemental earthiness but works as a sum of parts. The palate is a triumph of texture. Sits so beautifully in the mouth. Modern classic.
- The Advertiser, 100 Hot Summer Drinks. Tony Love. Five stars for 2015 Bekkers Syrah Grenache: "...satisfying drinkability."
Winemaker Toby Bekkers has chosen to use the French “syrah” instead of shiraz, to state his case for a brighter, uplifted, uncluttered fruit expression of the key variety, blended here with the region’s other rock star red, grenache to achieve a delightfully balanced, medium bodied style, crimson to black berry flavours, licorice sidelights, dusty to earthy savoury notes, a dark choc-orange backdrop, and most importantly a very desirable and satisfying drinkability. Drink with: Middle Eastern lamb. Five Stars.