Ben Haines Syrah Malakoff Vineyard Pyrenees 2012
WS92: "There's a sense of polish to the black cherry and plum flavors, with chai tea, candied ginger and cumin details accenting the smooth, velvety tannins. Shows plenty of elegance on the finish. Best after 2016. 200 cases made."
Ben Haines is a viticulturist-turned-winemaker who works with biodynamic and organic vineyards around Victoria, making unfined and unfiltered wines. He focuses on terroir inspired Rhone varietals and styles. This Syrah comes from the Malakoff vineyards, nestled in a hillside in Landsborough. It’s fine yet rich with great character and nuance. Earthy and spicy.