2016 BEKKERS MCLAREN VALE SYRAH
RRP $110 / 2056
A 52/48% blend of Clarendon and Seaview fruit, 80% destemmed, 20% whole bunches, 5 days cold soak, wild-fermented, matured in French puncheons, bottled November ’17, released Aug ’18. Deeply coloured; as usual, a very complex shiraz loaded to the gills with the blackest of black fruits. While tannins and new oak are an essential part of the bouquet and palate, they remain the servants of the fruit. Even in this display of power, there is balance and symmetry that will guarantee a minimum 40-year life. 14.5% alc.
WINEMAKER Emmanuelle and Toby Bekkers What makes this wine so special for you?
The 2016 Bekkers McLaren Vale Syrah perfectly represents our purpose: it showcases our confidence in McLaren Vale’s fine-wine potential. It’s a wine of soft, silky texture with an accent on spice, fragrance and aromatics. It’s all supported by McLaren Vale’s hallmark generosity of flavour.