Purveyors of fine grape juice
2016 Sigurd Syrah barossa valley, australia
$34

First release of this wine. The block has been taken over by winemaker Dan Graham himself, and it has been run organically since 2014.
About 12 months in oak, the new oak component a Russian oak barrique. About 30% whole bunch too. “I want to see Barossa shiraz a bit more refined, though I am not that big a fan of picking it early, it can be a bit insipid and underdone. I might have missed this just slightly in terms of where I want it, a bit beyond, and I don’t think I went hard enough on the whole bunch, but I am very happy with how my overall approach is shaping up”. Graham honed his craft at Jacobs Creek, though this personal project is a mile away in feel and style.
Slurpy, hearty Barossa shiraz of dark fruit, dark chocolate, espresso and clove spice characters in perfume. The palate shows authority, a concentration and depth, yet also manages an appealing, slightly wild edge with briar and amaro-like character subtly woven in. Coffee ground tannins lend a lusty chew to the wine too. Good gear here; Barossa shiraz in full flight, without too much edifice. Mike Bennie - The Wine Front

Origin barossa valley, australia
Year 2016
Varietal shiraz
Style elegant & complex