Swinney 'Tirra Lirra' Great Southern Shiraz 2015 ~ Great Southern Region, Western Australia
Ray Jordan 96/100
David Prestipino, Winestein Uncorked 95/100
James Halliday’s Top Ten of New Australian Wineries 2015
James Halliday "5 Star Winery"
James Halliday, 95/100 (2013 vintage)
David Prestipino, 94/100 (2013 vintage)
James Halliday 96/100 (2012 vintage)
Ray Jordan "Impeccable balance throughout......The wine has finesse and refinement while losing nothing in fruit power and complexity......Beautiful example of the slightly more modern style produced in Frankland River......Spicy with a little savory loamy character on the palate. Grainy tannins and fine-grained subtle oak complement."
David Prestipino, Winestein Uncorked "A subtle, seductive yet powerful wine that is drinking amazingly right now.....Spicy, loamy nuances common to shiraz from Frankland River, with beautiful flavours of black licorice, pepper and red jam on the back palate enhancing the wine's complexity and fine texture."
This is one of the most consistent premium Shiraz from this region in WA and this is another great vintage from this producer. The new vintage has been reviewed at 96 points and previous vintages have scored exceptionally well and on our recent tasting by the Pop Up Wine team we think this vintage will rate up there with the best from this winery so far.
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!