2016 Spinifex Barossa Syrah

2016 Spinifex Barossa Syrah

95 Points James Halliday
2016 Spinifex Barossa Syrah
95 Points James Halliday

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A high-scoring Syrah from a boutique legend of the Barossa. This red is called a Syrah (not Shiraz) because its an effort by Spinifex to present nothing too heavy but a more European or Kiwi-inspired, "classic" expression. The result remains very generous and lush, though its harmonies come in more medium bodied form and focus on redder fruits and exotic spice. A lovely reference point for Spinifex's deep European influence, the Syrah is delicious for the price.

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$35.99 in mixed 6+ or $39.99 per bottle




Its Origins

Spinifex is one of the undercover jewels of the Barossa Valley. New Zealand husband and wife team Peter Schell & Magali Gely have extensive experience in southern France, which proves the inspiration for their unique wines made from predominantly Rhone varietals. Spinifex was on the front line of the new wave of Barossa producers. Peter’s wines brought a new sensibility to the region, they were lower in alcohol, concentrated but elegant, and balanced to perfection. He takes the art of blending into the realm of the virtuoso. There are few wineries who deliver refinement and poise from the Barossa Valley like Spinifex. The focus at Spinifex is the red varieties that dominate in the south of France: mataro (more correctly mourvedre), grenache, shiraz and cinsaut. The wines are made in open fermenters, basket-pressed, with partial wild (indigenous) fermentation and relatively long post-ferment maceration.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Halliday's Wine Companion, James Halliday

"It's easy to be enchanted by this wine. It'll garner complexity in time, while it's sheer bliss to drink now thanks to its excellent fruit and perfectly poised tannins. A cascade of red fruits picks up a spice trail of star anise and cinnamon, some menthol too, en route to full-bodied, very detailed, palate." Drink by 2027

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour


  • Region


  • Closure


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  • Maturity

    2018 - 2027

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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