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2015 Sami-Odi ‘Mahé & Ribo’

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2015 Sami-Odi ‘Mahé & Ribo’

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml

Regular Price: HK$1,200.00

Special Price HK$900.00

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Tasting Notes:

Fermented as whole clusters, the 2015 Mahé & Ribo is smoky up front, with herbal and tea-like notes balanced by blueberry and raspberry fruit. Crunchy and fresh, this full-bodied wine is a bit stern and tannic at this age, but it's just beginning to soften, showing lovely florals and fruit sweetness on the long finish. It's a tremendous expression of Syrah from the northern reaches of the Barossa Valley.

Tasting Notes:

This has a deep sense of both flavors and texture, featuring ripe blackberry aromas that move into damson-plum and blueberry territory and some sarsaparilla, too. The palate folds rich chocolate into the mix of dark-plum and berry fruits, while the tannins are commanding but not confronting. It's all very fluid, deep and resonant — right through the ultra-long finish. So polished that you can happily drink it on release, but the wise move is to tackle it after 2022. There were just 15 barrels made of this blend, two-thirds of which come from Dallwitz old-vine material.

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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.