2018 Elysian Springs Spring Lamb Syrah

2018 Elysian Springs Spring Lamb Syrah

Sabine Duval

"Big rich and juicy, but not jammy. Has nice structure, very enjoyable with good tannins"

Sabine Duval

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Sabine Duval

"Big rich and juicy, but not jammy. Has nice structure, very enjoyable with good tannins"

Sabine Duval

RRP: $30.00 per bottle26% OFF

$21.99

(buy 12 or more)

$22.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $5.75 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

Expert Reviews

94 Points - Sam Kim - Wine OrbitPristine and delightfully fruited, the wine shows Black Doris plum, dark cherry, violet, mixed spice and toasted nut characters on the nose, followed by a beautifully rounded palate that is succulent and fleshy. It is flavoursome and persistent, as well as offering elegance and poise, finishing impressively long and flowing.

Tech stuff

Shiraz
Elysian Springs
Adelaide Hills
2018
750ml
14%
Cellar to 2025
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Deep red-purple in colour Tasting Notes: showing dark plum, sarsparilla rooot and brambly fruit with hints of wet loam on the nose and palate, lifted by a touch of fresh sage. An elegant full -bodied wine with cured meats, flowing raspberry and Dutch liquorice flavours, and a hint of minerality. Breathtaking poise that finishes rich with lingering, fine tannins.

How was it made?

Harvested during the coolest part of the day and delivered to the winery immediately to fruit flavour and concentration along with acid retention. The selected parcels of fruit were the weather was ideal with minimal rainfall, and cool nights which resulted in exceptional reduce vine vigour which resulted in balanced canopies. From veraison through to harvest, ideal conditions for the flowering period. Dry conditions through early summer helped preserve the fruit flavour. Spring rainfall was below average which minimised disease or other issues and provided

Who made it?

Boutique wine estate Elysian Springs, which began in the 1980’s on the foundations laid by the Seppelts, one of Australia’s great wine dynasties, and now flourishing under the stewardship of Brad Rey and Glen Wandless, is recognised as holding some of the most premium sites for red and white wine production in the country. With the planting of Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, it was one of the first vineyards planted to the latter Burgundian varietals in South Australia. When the Seppelt business was sold in the 1990s the Elysian Springs site continued its evolution as a new boutique style winery and ‘cellar door’ where sustainable viticulture along with biodynamic and organic techniques are employed to produce wines with a true sense of place. Their philosophy includes composting everything (including the estate’s sheep manure), the planting of cover crops, integrated pest management (including the planting of beehives) and vine balance practices that ensure sustainability of the vineyard ecosystem. The sense of place is specifically referenced and extolled in the products themselves with Spring Lamb Syrah named for the Dorper and Witipoll sheep that roam the extremities of the property, and Honey Block Chardonnay’s moniker coming from the nectar created by the bees and their hives situated beside Elysian Springs’ native tree lot and treasured Chardonnay block.

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