Swinney Frankland River Syrah 2022


***** Outstanding Winery, James Halliday, 2021 Australian Wine Companion

“Swinney is flying.” Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

“The first results of [the] collaboration are fantastic: the grenache, in particular, tastes like no other Australian example of this variety and will change perceptions of the Frankland region...” 
Max Allen, Australian Financial Review

Swinney’s 2022 Syrah was hand-harvested from select parcels planted to a range of clones, including 470, Waldron and Jack Mann’s heritage mass-selection Syrah. Unlike the Grenache and Mourvèdre, the Syrah is trellised—although there are plans afoot for some single-stake Syrah in the future. In the warmer conditions of 2022, Swinney’s shade cloth played a pivotal role, creating soft, mottled light to protect the skins and lower the temperature in the bunch zone as well as preserving freshness, spice and varietal and regional typicity in the fruit.

That Swinney’s Syrah has been described by one writer as “more Hermitage than Grange” gives you a clue where the quality level is pitched. Once again, this wine’s trademark elegance, purity and power are on song—to find such quality and class at this price is a rare bird indeed.

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