Swinney "Tirra Lirra" Syrah Mouvedre Grenache 2016 ~ Frankland River, Western Australia
Five Star Halliday Rating
James Halliday Top Ten ~ Best New Wineries 2015
James Halliday 95/100
James Halliday "Light, bright, clear crimson-purple; it’s amazing that the late ripening varieties of mourvedre and grenache should perform as well as they do in this vibrantly fresh wine. Its quality comes from the intensity and purity of the fruit, not tannins or oak, the bushvine architecture is the key to unlock the puzzle. I really like this wine."
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 "Our 2016 Syrah Mourvèdre Grenache combines the best attributes of each of these varieties: perfume, spice, texture, soft tannins and complex fruit fl avour. Currants, clove and violets are primary but fresh tar and white pepper savouriness spike immediate interest. Milk chocolate and veal slowly unveil themselves as opulent players, while a cool climate frame provides lightness and fine fruit tannins are polished and moreish." A new wine from award winning Swinney Vineyards, this is a limited release wine with only 140 cases made. The fruit was hand-picked – with the Grenache and Mourvedre coming from the Swinney's renowned bush vine vineyard. Aged in French oak.
The Swinneys are a pair of brother-and-sister winemakers who are one of the rare new Australian wineries to have two of their wines invited onto the esteemed wine lists of The Savoy Grill 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.
Frankland River is a key Australian wine sub-region the south of Western Australia. It is located just inland from the Southern Ocean coast, 115 miles east of Margaret River. Frankland River is the coldest wine region in continental Australia. Riesling is the area's specialty, with its crisp, fresh style standing out from the more diesel–kerosene notes found in the warmer regions further north.