Innocent Bystander Syrah 2013 ~ Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
92/100 The Wine Front
92/100 Wine & Spirits Magazine
90/100 James Halliday
"100 Best wines 2015" Matthew Jukes
5 star winery - James Halliday
Gary Walsh, Wine Front "A wine of integrity and class. Finish is pretty long with layers of spice and sweet grilled meat. Could maybe go 93 points, even".
James Halliday "Bright, fresh and firm; medium-bodied, with a spray of red and black fruits, spice and cracked pepper. It's all about the fruit, not oak; all up mainstream cool climate style."
Wine & Spirits Magazine ~ "red fruited and delicate, showing restraint in its ripeness even if the tannins are dark and brawny. There’s crushed pink and green peppercorn spice to brighten the finish, making this compellingly drinkable."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate ~ "This is a pleasant alternative to fruit forward Shiraz, but you need to be able to enjoy wines of restraint"
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.