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2015 Ochota Barrels 'i Am The Owl' Syrah Adelaide HillsSyrah / Shiraz from Australia

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"Only 249 cases produced. From a single Adelaide Hills vineyard, 100% whole bunch, no additions at all, old oak and made in ‘the shed at home’. The grapes underwent a two day ...

  • 95 Australian Gourmet Traveler
  • 94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 92 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
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95

"Gained top marks from Mike Bennie. Game meat, meat drippings, ripe red berry fruitiness, pepper and cloves. Strong perfume in the savory section. Firm texture in the palate, fine juiciness and length, with good lean and light herbal feel. Fine wine here of succulence, elegance, length and intrigue. I loved its depth of raspberry fruit and black pepper overtones. It's richly flavored with good flesh and fine tannins."

94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"A complex, spicy and finely textured syrah that has a peppery sheen across blackberry and red plum fruit aromas, there's a dark stony edge too, really vibrant. The palate is wrapped in soft, supple tannin, plenty of crunchy black and red fruit flavor, drink young whilst on the fruit emphasis."

92 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

"Bright violet color. Expansive blackberry, cherry-cola and floral pastille scents are complemented by notes of incense, Indian spices and pipe tobacco. Offers an array of sweet dark fruit and pungent spice flavors that gain sweetness with air and pick up a smoky mineral nuance. Finishes smooth, spicy and very long, leaving juicy blue fruit and candied violet notes behind. This Syrah would be a great ringer in a flight of elegant northern Rhône wines."

Product Description:

"Only 249 cases produced. From a single Adelaide Hills vineyard, 100% whole bunch, no additions at all, old oak and made in ‘the shed at home’. The grapes underwent a two day cold soak before fermentation took off on its own. Gentle hand plunging throughout the ferment allowed for more delicate flavors to remain despite sitting on skins for 88 days! A gentle basket pressing straight to used barrels and seven months later you have I am the Owl...this vineyard is so deep in loam, meters and meters, so this vineyard never needs irrigation with green, crisp leaves, it’s a beautiful thing’. And yes, that’s the Dead Kennedys song…" -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 100453
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-Region Adelaide Hills
Ratings

95 - Australian Gourmet Traveler

94 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

92 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 13.0%
Varietal(s) Syrah / Shiraz
Size 750 mL
Closure Screwtop
Features
Taste currant, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry
Nose spice box, cedar and dark fruit