Innocent Bystander Syrah 2016 ~ Victoria, Australia
The 2016 hasnt been rated yet but this is what they said about our previous vintage of this wine:
95/100 Wine Front
95/100 James Halliday
93/100 Wine & Spirits Magazine Trophy,
Best Shiraz at Yarra Valley Wine Show 2016.
Gold, Melbourne Wine Awards 2015
5 star winery - James Halliday
James Halliday ".....gold medal Melbourne Wine Awards '15, trophy Best Shiraz Yarra Valley Wine Show '15. Made in that trademark Will o' the Wisp style patented by Innocent Bystander, red and black fruits, fine sesame tannins, spices of all kinds, and a kiss of textural oak. Obvious drop dead bargain."
Ken's Wine Guide "This pitch black colored Syrah from Australia opens with an interesting salami, black olive and wet concrete bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and savory. The flavor profile is a mineral infused gentle blackberry with notes of oak and a hint of dark chocolate. The finish is dry and its flavors subtly drift away. The Panel suggested pairing this good value Syrah with Mediterranean lamb chops or sliders."
Multi-award winning, Innocent Bystander has a reputation for delivering some of Victoria's famous Yarra Valley’s most consistent, over-performing, affordable, varietal wines.
Using 100% hand picked fruit, wild ferments and gravity-flow winemaking techniques, Innocent Bystander wines atr made with minimal filtration and fining, and reflect the climate, soil and topography of the Yarra Valley.
The owner, Phil Sexton came to wine via beer. He started Little Creatures, a favourite of Aussie hopheads, in Perth (Western Australia).
Yarra Valley is a region with a cool climate, best known for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Yarra Valley is an hour’s drive east of Melbourne.