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2012 Sami-Odi ‘Baby Tui’ Syrah

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    Barossa Valley
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The Barossa is the home of Shiraz in Australia, and is the place that has seen most of the country’s famous Shiraz come to life. A lot of truly spectacular wines have emerged from this region. However, more recently there has been one man who is doing his own thing, pushing for ever-more pure and balanced wines, Fraser McKinley.

In the past, Fraser worked with the Standish Wine Company and Torbreck Vintners, but in 2006 he embarked on a totally new project. He started a small winery that goes by the curious name of Sami-Odi, producing minuscule quantities of Syrah (he doesn’t say Shiraz!) of the highest order. He doesn’t  just doesn’t make generic wines of the Barossa, but he carefully selects plots in some of the valley’s finest vineyards and vinifies them separately to create a cuvée, thus combining their strengths.

Tasting Notes

96 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Coming from “larger yields this year”, according to winemaker / owner Fraser McKinley, of a whopping 31 hectoliters per hectare (similar yields to Grand Cru Red Burgundy), the 2012 Baby Tui is redolent of red currants, red plums and blueberries plus suggestions of dried herbs, mossy bark and dusty earth. The palate is simply beautiful with plenty of silky-soft, finely grained tannins juxtaposed by muscular fruit and seamless acid, finishing long with multi-layered savory flavors laced with yeast extract and beef broth. Gorgeous wine!

Winery Description:
A composition of our purist, most individual and prized casks from 2012 and a celebration of the birth of our wonderful daughter ‘Tui.’
Procured from our three treasured plots within the Hoffmann families ‘Dallwitz’ vineyard; each planted on their own roots in 1996, 1995 & the oldest vines (planted prior to family records being established in 1912).

Yields of between 29 & 32 hectolitres per hectare.

4288 Bottles filled.

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