PBH-015

Syrah, ‘Raphaella’, Ben Haines

  • 100% Syrah from the famed Yeringberg Vineyard in Yarra Valley
  • 80% whole clusters, no pumping, foot-stomped, natural fermentation
  • Basket pressed to 500L French oak barrels, 10% new for 20 months
  • Aged 2 further years in bottle, no fining, no filtration, minimal SO2
  • 9% ABV, 117 cases produced
Producer:
Vintage:
2014
Country:
Australia
Region:
Victoria
Appellation:
Yarra Valley
Variety:
Syrah
Color:
Red
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic
Import Partner:
Little Peacock Imports

Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
93
Date:
2018-06-29
Review:
Sourced from the Yeringberg Vineyard, the 2014 Raphaella Shiraz is a terrific effort. It delivers dark berry and plum fruit, leavened with savory notes of tapenade and roasted meat. Eighty percent whole-bunch fermented and aged in large-format oak, it bears more of a resemblance to Cornas than to most Australian Shiraz. No, it lacks that granitic structure, but it is firm and should offer at least a decade of ageability.