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Professional Ratings: 96 Australian Wine Companion, 94 Wine Spectator, 93 The Wine Advocate, 92 International Wine Cellar
Region: McLaren Vale, Australia
Other Info: Boutique Wines
Style: Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Item no. 117769
Black, deep midnight purple. Liqueur coffee edge with ‘Black Kat' licorice, tobacco leaf, lifted spicey leather, sweet earthiness and Kalamata skin. Superb clarity and brightness of traditional elements expected in a classic Australian Syrah. Black fruit and savory components mingle on a weighted, meaty structure. Expressive, bright characters are counter-weighted by restraint exhibited in this elegantly positioned and lineated example.
A medium-bodied wine, with fine, fresh, almost slippery/juicy red fruits the main game in the mouth, but with darker notes in the background; fine tannins and a super-long finish.
Big, supple and remarkably graceful for its size, with hints of cream, cedar and clove around a core of blackberry and pomegranate flavors, all coming together on a seamless finish. Has impressive length. Drink now through 2020.
The 2006 Syrah Baker's Gully is very perfumed with lots of up-front fruit. It can be enjoyed in its youth.
Inky ruby. Youthfully brooding dark berries and cherry-cola on the nose. Suave oak spices and licorice develop with air and carry onto the palate, joining sweet, vaguely bitter cassis and plum flavors. Bitter chocolate and cracked pepper notes linger on the sappy, clinging finish. I went back to this a few times and a strong floral quality came up that reminded me of the northern Rhone