2018 Hazel's Vineyard Syrah

2018 Hazel’s Syrah

A hyper-perfumed nose, with lifted lavender, dark liquorice and cinnamon spice entwined with a savoury note of olive tapenade and roasted nuts. The palate opens with black cherries, plums and a velvety mocha note, followed by pepper spice and fine tannins. A wine unlike any other in the region and a true reflection of the 'Syrah' style.


"Single vineyard, 100% whole bunch, 14 days on skins, matured in a single 2800l cask on lees, bottled unfined and unfiltered. Inherently savoury as you'd expect, with roasted nut, twig and peppery spice notes running wild through the wine. There's a good push of cherry-plum fruit, too, along with graphite and gum leaf notes. There's a perfumed sweetness to this wine despite the charge of peppers. It's a beauty"

Score 95/100 - Campbell Mattinson, James Halliday Wine Companion 2021

 

 

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Syrah
Vineyard Designation
Hazel's Vineyard
Aging
1-15 years
Alcohol %
13.9
James Halliday
95
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A hyper-perfumed nose, with lifted lavender, dark liquorice and cinnamon spice entwined with a savoury note of olive tapenade and roasted nuts. The palate opens with black cherries, plums and a velvety mocha note, followed by pepper spice and fine tannins. A wine unlike any other in the region and a true reflection of the 'Syrah' style.
Vineyard Notes
100% Hazel’s Vineyard - certified biodynamic in 2020. Our southernmost vineyard characterised by coarse ironstone gravel loam soil, Southern Ocean breezes, a northerly aspect and plenty of Margaret River sunshine.
Winemaker Notes
Winemaking - Sourced from a single block of bio-dynamically grown Shiraz at Hazel's Vineyard. The fruit was hand harvested and a concrete fermenter was then filled to the brim with 80% whole bunch fruit. The fermenter was then sealed for several days to allow for carbonic maceration within the berries. Gentle extraction followed for 10 days. After pressing, the wine was aged in a single 2800L French Oak Cask for 9 months, before racking and a small sulphur addition. The wine was bottled without fining or filtration, ensuring a living reflection of a block we consider special and unique.
Other Notes
Vintage Report - ReportPreceded by perfect growing conditions in Spring, the 2018 vintage in Margaret River was one of the most classical in recent memory. 20mm of rain at the end of January was well received by our dry grown vineyards. Warm days and cool nights resulted in amazing fruit purity and flavour with balanced acid in our whites. Temperatures warmed up towards the end of March, accelerating the ripening of our reds, giving us incredible flavour concentration with optimal acid and tannin levels. The exceptional quality of our fruit resulting from this vintage has been perfectly reflected in our 2018 wines.