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2021 SYRAH, Ben Haines. Grampians, Australia

Bin:  425

Alcohol percentage:  13.5%


The Grampians are in Great Western, Victoria.

Grape variety:

100% Syrah, half fermented with whole bunches, the other conventionally, all with natural yeasts. Matured for 6 months in old wooden barrels. Minimal sulphur additions.


Ben Haines is an MW student, having passed his stage one and now looking to finish the journey. IMW should consider themselves lucky if we get such a talented and innovative winemaker to join the institution.
He is described here by US importer, Skurnik:
“Ben Haines is a winemaker who has learned from his work in the vineyards, as he originally trained as a viticulturist. His focus is to source grapes from “magic dirt” of different vineyards in Victoria. Ben is always exploring new places in Victoria searching for the vineyard to plant his flag. His day job as head winemaker at Mount Langi Ghiran in the Grampians has allowed him to explore some of the great vineyards of Victoria. He made his first single vineyard wines in 2003, not for commercial release but rather as a personal fascination with the idea of interpreting places through winemaking. The vineyards he chooses are those possessing great interest, charm and depth, and that capture a sense of mystique. They are primarily organic or Biodynamic (or in conversion) and mostly in the state of Victoria, often with important histories.”

Old Bridge rating:

Light and lively, but no lack of body or intensity. A very modern, exciting style of Aussie red.


£18.05 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£17.10 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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