Murdoch Hill Syrah
Current Vintage: 2017
The Cronberry Block is part of Murdoch Hill's Oakbank vineyard, situated at 420 metres above sea level in the Adelaide Hills. It's predominately an east-facing slope which avoids the harsh afternoon sun and produces Syrah of noteworthy finesse-which Michael Downer describes as, "a typical cool climate Shiraz with fragrant, perfumed red fruits, pepper and spice notes."
Expect loads of juicy, dark and red cherry fruit, and plenty of bay leaf, black olive and spice. There are very fine tannins as well. With far more interest than you'd expect at the price, this is yet another cracking red from this talented and multi-award-winning winemaker.
In the Adelaide Hills wine region, winemakers make bold decisions to produce unique wines. Just 20 minutes from Adelaide, it's a lush, leafy retreat with more going on than meets the eye.
The landscape here is as diverse as the wines. Roads twist and turn, and steep hills and valleys create different microclimates. it's a region that inspires creativity in its artists, its food producers and its winemakers.
The Adelaide Hills is a relatively young wine region that's playing a vital part in the evolution of Australian wine. it's acclaimed for cool-climate classics like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and is pushing the case for alternative varieties.