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2014 Sami-Odi Syrah XIV

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2014 Sami-Odi Syrah XIV

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml

HK$1,200.00

Tasting Notes:

To be blended and bottled in October, the 2014 XIV is intensely perfumed with fragrant notes of violets and lavender, black and red fruit, cherries and mulberries plus a hint of dried herbs. Firm, fresh, and very structured on the medium to full-bodied palate, the vibrant berry flavors are laced with herbal and mineral nuances, lingering with great persistence. Due to a frost this year, only 250 cases were made. All Sami-Odi wines are 100% Shiraz, all from the same single vineyard in the Ebeneezer sub-region of Barossa Valley. Each year the vintage Shiraz release is given a new name and label. The non-vintage “Little Wine” label is a blend of vintages from declassified lots that don’t make the cut for the Sami-Odi vintage wine.

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Fraser McKinley, an ex-pat Kiwi who came to these shores about 10 years ago with no winemaking experience, honed his craft at Barossa icons Torbreck, Massena and Standish and in 2006 managed to convince Adrian Hoffman, owner of the renowned Dallwitz vineyard, to lease him four rows,one-third of a hectare of Shiraz. Fraser managed these vines organically, eschewing the usual sprays for a more natural approach, and after several years the results spoke for themselves. Fraser usually produces two wines each year, from these leased vines (planted in 1995 and 1996) as well as small parcels of older vines - some more than 100 years of age - from the Dallwitz and occasionally other Barossa sites. These wines are truly unique, idiosyncratic, and genuinely rare.