Sutton Grange Syrah 6pk 2018

Sutton Grange Syrah 6pk 2018

Sutton Grange Syrah 6pk 2018
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Winery Details

    Established in 1998, a small estate with an original vision as a Thoroughbred facility. In time, a small vineyard was added, farmed organically, with a view to crafting savoury, complex, “bistro style” wines. Pioneers of styles so common now, like their cult-following pale rosé, they are quality driven and highly acclaimed. The vineyard and winery operations are led by Melanie Chester, a star in the making. She joined Sutton Grange by way of Seppelt, so has a very strong hand for central Victorian wines, and has quickly made a mark in the industry through the Young Gun of Wine Awards.

Press Review

    Sutton Grange Syrah 2018

    Hand-picked in small batches from the best sections of the vineyard, fermented separately, building a wine with 15% whole bunch, 85% whole berry. Open-fermented, with an average of 9 days on skins, matured for 18 months in French oak (25% new). It's medium-bodied, but offers a multiplicity of flavours, texture and structure; the fruit ripened a point, filling the mouth and very long palate.

    Rating: 97 Points

    Source: James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2021


    Sutton Grange Syrah 2018

    I visited Sutton Grange around this time last year, which seems like a lifetime ago, and tasted through the wines with winemaker Melanie Chester. Just before I tasted this wine, which is now current, my notes say: “Melanie is on to every single thing in every single wine”. She spoke at length on every wine, noting every pro, every con. She’s a revelation. Sutton Grange got very lucky the day she walked through the door.

    I’m tasting this wine again today but my first words from that tasting last year were: “Oh boy the fruit is to die for. Blue fruits and woodsy spice, maybe some twigs, a solid serve of spice. Florals abound.” It’s hugely expressive on the nose, some of which smells of swish new oak, but the palate is where it really comes alive. It’s a boysenberried shiraz and vibrant with it, its fruitiness inherently fresh, its woodsy spice notes tucked neatly within. It’s absolutely up and about; it’s ready to rip right now, satiny texture and all.

    Rating: 94 Points

    Source: Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front


    Sutton Grange Syrah 2018

    Red and dark berries with pepper, spice and savory, crushed-stone notes. Some violets and orange zest, too. The palate has rich and ripe red to dark plums with a very smooth-honed tannin texture. Bold flavors here and a ripe finish. Drink over the next six years. Screw cap.

    Rating: 94 Points

    Source: JamesSuckling.com