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Margaret River Syrah is noteworthy because of its fragrance and attractiveness in its youth.  A rachis (Latin botanical term) is the stalk to which the individual berries are attached to.  This cuvee is so named because of the inclusion of 1/3 whole bunches (rachis) in the cuvee.  The rachis contributes perfumes, tannin and flavours additional to the grapes.


94 pts Gary Walsh, Winefront "Blue and black fruit, lots of spice, pepper and grilled meat, a smoky tea-like aromatic, dried roses. It's medium-bodied, the flesh and richness of the vintage is on show here, dry and meaty, but with some raspberry sauce richness, something of a sappy/amaro finish of good length. Very Syrah, if you take my meaning".


95 pts Cassandra Charlick "Savoury and dense fruit jumps out of the glass, a ferrous line weaves through brambly black fruits, dried herbs, black brined olive, bay leaf and dark chocolate-covered liquorice bullets. Vibrant and energetic in the mouth, it hums along with juicy acid and fine, layered tannins covering the breadth of the palate. Oak is present yet artfully handled, and while this is drinking beautifully now, I look forward to seeing it in 5-7 years or more. Open this, decant it and be sure to enjoy it with a meal. My choice? A charred lamb rack, nice and pink on the inside. I kept coming back to this wine long after my first taste."

92pts James Suckling “Aromas of fleshy red fruits, white pepper and grated nutmeg. Medium-bodied with silky tannins. Juicy and fresh with savory undertones. Nicely constructed with a juicy finish. Drink now."




95 Gold, International Wine Challenge, London

Trophy, Margaret River Wine Show

96 Gold Halliday Wine Companion “While the fruit occupies the midnight end of the spectrum, the pink peppercorn spice brings it back closer to the middle. This is succulent, fleshy, crunchy ... quite gorgeous. A resounding YES, and thoroughly of the 'modern Margaret River way' of shiraz. Bravo.” Erin Larkin.

93 James Suckling


Trophy, 2020 International Wine Challenge, London

Trophy, Margaret River Wine Show

96 & Gold International Wine Challenge, London - “Rich and savoury palate, real and pure density with a ripe concentration of deep blackberry fruit and undried peppercorn on the finish.  Will age well.” Nick Adams MW.

95 Halliday


94 James Halliday "This aromatic, medium-bodied wine could only be shiraz."


Trophy, Margaret River Wine Show

95 James Halliday

Gold, Sydney International Wine Show 2018


97 James Halliday “An immaculately crafted syrah, it is elegant, perfectly balanced, fragrant very long, absurdly cheap and effortlessly complex….to 2035”.

Trophy, 95 & Gold, Margaret River Wine Show

93 Gary Walsh, Winefront “..floral perfume, spice, ripe raspberry and blackcurrant..”


Trophy, 95 & Gold, Margaret River Wine Show

94 Jordan “An impressive example of Margaret River Shiraz…beautiful.”
94 Gary Walsh, Winefront 

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