2015 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
- The Wine Front, Gary Walsh. 95pts for Bekkers Syrah 2015- “Smooth, spicy and sophisticated.”
A mix of 64% Clarendon and Seaview grapes.
Smooth, spicy and sophisticated. Red and black fruits, baking spices, a light earthiness. It’s medium to full bodied, silky fine ribbons of tannin, bright fruit, toasty and savoury black olive tapanade, nothing out of place in the middle, and impeccable length. All just so. Dare I say it, ‘elegant’?
Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : Aug17
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $110
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2018 - 2030
- Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2018. 98 pts for Bekkers 2015 Syrah- "...makes the marriage of intensity and elegance seem simple..."
McLaren Vale Syrah 2015
64% Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard, 36% Gateway Vineyard, hand-picked, 18% whole bunches, 82% destemmed and sorted, 5 days cold soak, 12 days wild yeast ferment, matured 20 months in French puncheons (40% new). This makes the marriage of intensity and elegance seem simple, purity and power likewise. It is suspended in time and place with glorious fruit (no chocolate), gently savoury/spicy fine tannins and oak hiding in the panoply of fruit flavours.