"Eden Valley syrah, sees 100% whole bunch fermentation (natural), no additions and unfined and unfiltered. Louis Schofield, Adelaide wine royalty, pretty much, does these wines. Nurtured in recent years by working at Ochota Barrels. He also drinks a lot of great wine and has an eye for it in his own. Clever, funny lad he is.
Silky smooth, succulent and savoury. Game meat and charcuterie, white pepper, black plum, salt bush – Aussie Eden vibes. Feels a little rigid right now, needs a bit of time, but what’s here anyway is excellent, with an amazing web of tannin and an inkiness to concentration. Very dark fruited, but lithe too. Layers upon layers. Wonderful, serious expression."
- Mike Bennie