2016 Syrah-Viognier Salomon Estate
|Origin||Australia, South Australia|
Fleurieu Peninsula. Black cherry with a dense, tight structure and plentiful tannic heft. Peppery and herbal on the palate, but still very compact for its vintage. Seems to have some acetic influence on the nose too. Drinking range: 2019 - 2029 Rating: 16 Richard Hemming MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Aug 2019)
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OUr great friends the fabulous Salomon family famous in Austria for the historic estate also have this sensationbal 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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