2013 Salomon Estate

Grapes Viognier, Syrah
Colour Red
Origin Australia, South Australia
District Finniss River
ABV 14.5%

This has a very attractively spicy edge with ripe red-plum and blackberry aromas. Some blue fruit, too. Looks in a good drinking window. The palate wears the oak influence a little more richly than the nose with long, strong tannins and plenty of spice through red berries, delivered rich and ripe. Drink over the next five years. Drinking range: 2022 - 2027 Rating: 94 James Suckling, (Mar 2022)

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Tasted blind. Deep purplish crimson. Round, fresh and lively. Very opulent but not heavy. Slightly salty and reminiscent of treacle toffee. Great balance. Powerful and long but not an aggressive blockbuster. Drinking range: 2018 - 2028 Rating: 18.5 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - (Apr 2019)

Salomon Estate

Our great friends the fabulous Salomon family famous in Austria for the historic estate also have this sensational outpost in Australia - Salomon Estate. Here they make elegant Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Atop the rolling hills of the Finniss River wine-growing area the grapes ripen in an idyllic micro-climate. Finniss River extends along the southeast shoulder of the Adelaide Hills, part of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Salomon Estate wines mirror the unique qualities of this landscape: you can feel the midday sun in their fruits and the chilled air of the nearby Southern Ocean in their acids. These exceptional wines reflect the fruit of Australia with a European approach to winemaking. Bert, Gertrud, Fay Marie and young Bert Salomon bridge the old and the new wine world. Harvesting twice a year they commute between Finniss River/Australia and their famous white wine estate Salomon Undhof – Austria, which they manage in the eighth generation. Always one to make the right decisions at the right time, Bert is helped by iconic Australian winemaker Mike Farmilo, longtime friend and former chief red winemaker at Penfolds.

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