Swinney ‘Tirra Lirra’ Red (Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Grenache) 2014 ~ Frankland River, Western Australia
James Halliday 95/100
Ray Jordan 95/100 Runner-up best wine in Ray Jordan’s Top 100 reds (2016)
David Prestipino, Winestein Uncorked 94/100
James Halliday’s Top Ten of New Australian Wineries 2015
James Halliday "5 Star Winery"
Ray Jordan "This is a stunning combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Grenache from a vineyard in Frankland that is consistently one of the best in the State.
James Halliday "Cabernet sauvignon, tempranillo, grenache. Flashy with redcurrant, raspberry and cherry-cola flavours, a wave of dusty/spicy tannin then crashing through the back half. Milk chocolate characters play a role too. There's a lot to suggest that this will mature exceptionally well."
David Prestipino, Winestein Uncorked "Another riveting blend from Swinney that covers the palate like Ben Cousins of old, with a red corvette of raspberry, redcurrant and cherry pinballing around the palate. Dry, dusty tannins and impeccable balance add to the fun."
The Swinneys are a pair of brother-and-sister winemakers who recently had two of their wines invited onto the wine lists at The Ivy and Savoy Grill (Gordon Ramsay) restaurants in London. The latter is located inside The Savoy Hotel, perhaps the most famous hotel 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. The quality of the fruit produced from the Swinney vineyards has attracted significant demand from premium wine producers, but it was not until 2012 that a very small quantity of the first Swinney 'Ingénue' wines were released.
The fruit for this wine is selectively sourced from particular blocks in Swinney's 'Ingénue' Vineyards to produce wines of impressive purity, concentration, elegance, texture and a distinctive terroir. The Swinney family have been the go-to growers for many years supplying grapes to some of the most famous wines in Western Australia.
Since 2012, they have kept back some of the best parcels of fruit and produced premium wines under their own label....and what a success its been with many awards and successive high scores from Australia's wine critics since!