Ochota Barrels I am the Owl Syrah 2019 750ml
98% Syrah 2% Viognier.
Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Unfined and unfiltered.
Handpicked late March. 100% whole bunch. Cold soaked for about 3 days until wild yeast fermentation. Gently pigeaged and hand plunged. 6-10 days on skins and stalks. Basket pressed to seasoned French barriques for 6 months. Sporadic batonnage for the first 2 months.
94 Points - James Suckling
12 May, 2020 – "Beautifully deep aromas of dark spices, graphite, wet black stones, pepper and a swathe of spiced blackberries, black cherries and plums. The palate has a very sleek, smooth-honed feel with dark-plum and blackberry flavors and a stream of brown spice. This has a lot to offer now, but more in time. Drink or hold."
96 Points - Nick Butler, The Real Review
"So many moving parts to the nose: dark cherries and licorice, bunch-spice and dried herbs. Initially juicy and bright, it tapers into savoury, almost umami and truffle-driven notes. An exceptional wine - textured and quietly seductive. 27 JAN 2020"