Bekkers McLaren Vale Syrah 2018McLaren Vale, SA Add to Wishlist
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Land of crystalline beaches, brilliant green fields, and mist-carpeted mountains: welcome to McLaren Vale, where some of the world’s most talented winemakers produce much of its best Syrah. Typified here by the flagship wine of Bekkers — one of Australia’s most exclusive wineries — McLaren Vale Syrah sings of a warm generosity and stately refinement present only in the top-tier expressions of this violet-hued varietal. The eighth vintage of husband-and-wife duo Toby and Emmanuelle Bekkers’s signature wine melds old-vine fruit from two esteemed vineyards in Seaview and Clarendon, painting an eminently poised, smoothly silky picture of the majesty of McLaren Vale. This is a wine you will rarely find outside a handful of select wine merchants, and Australia’s premier restaurants, so purchase it when you can.
Hand-picked, the vinification very gentle to avoid extraction of aggressive tannins, matured in French puncheons (58% new) on lees with minimal additions until Dec '19. A truly great McLaren Vale syrah, as smooth as velvet, yet with layer upon layer of purple and black fruits that are hypnotic in their perfection.
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The pinnacle of McLaren Vale Syrah. A full-bodied siren drenched in splashes of dense blackberry, seductive black cherry, tantalising cranberry, and dark earth
Sample some excellent Australian whisky at McLaren Vale Distillery, a mere five minutes’ drive from Bekkers.
Drink now or cellar until 2040
With rack of lamb and good company, at the behest of the Bekkers
The rare, hard-to-find jewel of McLaren Vale
McLaren Vale holds a special place in the hearts of Bekkers Wine founders Toby and Emmanuelle; it is, after all, the place where they met and fell in love 25 years ago. The birthplace of their partnership, the region’s golden plains and ancient ironstone soils also form the bedrock of their soulful, authentic wines, skilfully cultivated in the vineyard by respected viticulturist Toby and expertly transformed in the winery by French-born vintner Emmanuelle.
One of the hardest-to-find labels in all of Australia
Unforgettable Grenache and Syrah from the McLaren Vale
A husband-and-wife viticulturist-and-winemaker team