test Bakers Gully Syrah 2012 | Clarendon Hills

Bakers Gully Syrah 2012


  • Description

    Colour: Blackened crimson.

    Nose: Perfumed roast meats and nuances of spice overlay the otherwise liquorice and black currant dominated expression. Its elegant yet full of vibrancy and its youthful vigour entertains the viewer.

    Palate: A long and aromatically scented structure progressively delivers the liquorice and spiced fruit in a persistent fashion. Velvety tannin and balanced acidity echo’s both potential and proposition. Smoothed extract and overall polish ensures immediate satisfaction.

    Alcohol: 14.5%

  • Reviews (2)
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    1. cru

      Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Bakers Gully Vineyard Syrah presents aromatic red
      currant and red cherry notes intermingled with suggestions of green peppers, earth and bark.
      Full-bodied with a medium to firm level of slightly astringent tannins, the lively acid carries through a long, slightly herbal finish. Approachable now, it should drink best to 2020+.


      eRobertParker.com- Lisa Perrotti-Brown (February, 2013)

    2. cru

      Full crimson-purple; in mainstream Clarendon Hills style, medium- to full-bodied, with obvious French oak on the bouquet and running through the textured palate; spicy black fruits and a touch of licorice make the running; alcohol and dusty tannins have been held in restraint.Drink by 2030

      Date tasted: 12/1/2013


      James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion

  • Winemakers Notes

    REGION: Clarendon, McLaren Vale: 10 kms N/E of McLaren Vale and 250 metres higher above sea level. We pick 2-3 weeks later than McLaren Vale and enjoy longer, milder, more consistent ripening conditions.

    CONDITIONS: Favourable 2009 winter rains were shadowed by bright sunny conditions in Spring. The healthy environment encouraged the vines to respond in retaliation to the prior vintages’ lowered crop levels. The vines shot fruit that looked healthy and was in abundance from day one. The consistent mild growing season saw fruit ripen earnestly. An unusual early veraison paved the way for continued steady development. Bunch thinning was was looking a certainty but the vines pulled the fruit in to line and all fruit was evenly ripened and looked outstanding.

    VINEYARD: The Bakers Gully vineyard is dry grown in sandy soils. Hand picking took place over several passes to ensure optimal ripeness of the fruit.

    WINEMAKING: Young, dry grown 15 y/o vines are hand picked thereby culturing whole berry, wild yeast fermentation. This increases the retention of the grape’s varietal essence and minimises bitter tannin extract. All pressings are returned to the barrel and bottled onsite without fining or filtration.

    MATURATION: 18 months, 85% brand new, tight-grained French Oak. Barrels are finally hand selected by winemaking team.

    GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Syrah
    CLOSURE: Cork
    BEST DRINKING: 20012-2022
    TECHNICAL: Alc/Vol: 14.5% TA: 5.7 g/Lt pH: 3.5
    PRODUCTION: 12,500 Bottles
    WINEMAKER: Roman Bratasiuk

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