2020 Fairbank Syrah
GOLD - 96 points
2023 Royal Queensland Wine Awards
Appearance has bright clarity with mid-purple tones.
The nose is youthful with notes of bramble, blackberry and rosehip.
The palate is medium bodied with a fine tannin grip up front. A tingle on the mid-
palate from some youthful acidity freshens the earthy, toasty spices, mixed with boysenberries and blackberries. Green and black peppercorns add savoury layers to the spice profile, balancing the red plum fruits.
Vintage report: Severe frosts post budburst saw us source fruit from Heathcote, harvested 13th March, 66% (Chalmers Vineyard) and Harcourt, harvested 23rd March, 33% (Bress home block 2626 and 1654 French clones, 9- year-old vines). A tiny portion of our 1998 plantings is included. 100% Syrah, organically farmed (neither site
certified) 8 days on skins, with pump overs daily. 30% cold soaked for 3 days before primary fermentation. Pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation. Aged in barrel for 9 months 17% new oak, Puncheons and Barriques, balance 1,2,3,4 y.o All French oak Blended and Bottled in Jan 2021 13.5% abv