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N.V. Sami-Odi 'Little Wine' #9

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N.V. Sami-Odi 'Little Wine' #9

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml


Tasting Notes:

Quite extraordinary depth and richness here with profound aromas of blackberries, dark chocolate, blood plums, espresso and baking spices. The plushness of the palate is phenomenal. So smooth, silky and perfectly balanced. A show-stopper. An unvintaged ‘assemblage’, composed of casks from 2018 (48%), 2017 (29%), 2016 (12%), 2015 (9%) & 2012 (2%), all sourced from plots within the Dallwitz vineyard with vines planted in 1996, 1995, 1960 and prior to 1912. Drink or hold.

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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.