Onkaparinga Syrah 2015

$85.00

  • Description

    Colour: Blackened crimson.

    Nose: Lifted bacon fat, mallee roasted rib eye, tobacco, violets, sweet liquorice, dark chocolate, creamy berries, black cardamom, charcuterie and black currant notes continue to evolve in the glass.

    Palate: Layered and densely compacted. The multitude of character is predominantly tucked away, laying in wait for tomorrows extension in the cellar. Very finely polished and almost oily like in its viscosity. There isn’t a hard edge to be seen, just a very slightly velvety texture on the finish.

    Alcohol: 14.5%

  • Reviews (4)
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    1. cru

      Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Onkaparinga Vineyard Syrah opens with
      youthful, though slightly muted notes of freshly crushed black currants and black plums over hints of black pepper, star anise, cloves and sage. Full and taut in the mouth, it has a firm structure of grainy tannins and lively acid with a long, anise-laced finish. Drink this one 2014 to 2023+.

      92+/100

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

    2. cru

      Deep crimson-purple; shares the extra dimension of texture and structure with the other ’10 releases, but takes it into a palate of considerable vinosity, easily able to absorb the high level of new French oak; bitter chocolate runs through the fruit; fully reflects the excellent vintage. High quality corks and heavy bottles will aid the longevity.Drink by 2040

      Date tasted: 12/1/2013
      Alcohol:14.5%

      96/100

      James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion

    3. Alex Bratasiuk

      2018 Wine Advocate

      Pepper, star anise and Asian five spice, blueberries and blackberries, hints of cured meat and black olive suggest the 2015 Onkaparinga Syrah will be special, and that’s borne out on the palate. It’s full-bodied, creamy-textured and plush, with ample concentration yet an approachability lacking in some earlier vintages. Just terrific stuff.

      97 Points

      Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate 2018 Interim-September Edition

    4. Alex Bratasiuk

      2018 Wine Advocate

      Pepper, star anise and Asian five spice, blueberries and blackberries, hints of cured meat and black olive suggest the 2015 Onkaparinga Syrah will be special, and that’s borne out on the palate. It’s full-bodied, creamy-textured and plush, with ample concentration yet an approachability lacking in some earlier vintages. Just terrific stuff.

      97 Points

      Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate 2018 Interim September Edition

  • 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.

    WINEMAKING: Low yielding, dry grown 82 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: 20010-2030
    TECHNICAL: Alc/Vol: 14.5% TA: 5.7 g/Lt pH: 3.5
    PRODUCTION: 8,200 Bottles
    WINEMAKER: Roman Bratasiuk

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