Bekkers Wine Syrah Grenache 2019
This is a very different expression of McLaren Vale shiraz (Syrah) here that has a distinctly Rhone Valley edge to it. Fans of the classic McLaren Vale Shiraz might be a little shocked with its savoury personality. But give this wine some time and I guarantee you will be rewarded.
Right now there is tar, earth and coal dust aromas sitting over sweet mulberry and blackberry fruits but it is the savoury side that initially dominates. It’s reserved and just waiting to come out of its shell, as it does over a couple of days. It fleshes out more in the mouth but is lifted by savoury elements again – rocky, black pepper and even some Mediterranean garrigue (a combination of dried herbs such as thyme, rosemary and lavender). That savoury side lifts it into something special and with those chalky tannins and long finish you can see this wine is going to be a cracker for at least a decade.