Swinney "Tirra Lirra" Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache 2013 ~ Frankland River, Western Australia
James Halliday’s Top Ten of New Wineries 2015
David Prestipino, 93/100
'Top 100 Reds for 2016 - N#2 ~ Ray Jordan, 5/100 (2014 vintage)
David Prestipino ~ "A playful yet serious blend of tempranillo, cabernet and grenache with wonderful balance and structure. The nose is complex, with each variety on show, while the palate is all poise, with inviting flavours of red berries, herbs, vanilla and spice."
Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine ~ Wines to Watch ~ Nick Ryan "...an impressive suite of wines that provide compelling evidence of real understanding of site and dedication to capturing what makes it special."
The Winemaker ~ "Lipsmacking, more-ish and delicious, this is an uncommon blend that makes surprising sense. This aromatic wine bristles with plums and blackberries and opens up to reveal aromas of dry herbs and cured meat on a smoking grill. A core of plump, chewy fruit is kept fresh with a lively line of acidity and finishing with a beautifully integrated weave of fine, tight tannin."
The Swinneys are a pair of brother-and-sister winemakers who recently had the esteemed invitation to list this and another of their wines on the enviable wine list at Savoy Grill restaurant in London - considered one of the best wine lists in the world. Swinney Vineyards made its debut in Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2015 with a five-star rating and were ranked in the top ten of best new wineries.