BAROSSA VALLEY, AUSTRALIA
Don't say 'Shiraz' to winemaker Fraser McKinley. This Kiwi prefers the French name of Syrah, despite making his wines in the Barossa! Working for the Standish Wine Company and Torbreck VIntners, Fraser started Sami-Odi in 2006, making tiny quantities of this grape, at a ridiculously high quality.
He selects plots in some of Barossa's best vineyards and vinifies them separately to create a cuvee. Using minimal sulphur and organic, he sources the grapes from ancient vines, some dating back to the 19th century. These wines certainly have the potential to be collectors pieces, but I'd say just drink them!
Made from old vines, this delicious Syrah will kick into the weeds every Aussie Shiraz you've ever tried.... unless you've tried one of Sami-Odi's wines from even older vines!
Producer Notes "Our prime cask selection bred from the gorgeously balanced 2016 growing season is a sleek and vibrant portrayal of the Hoffmann’s prized ‘Dallwitz’ holdings. It’s vivid and high...