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Wine Front Wine Review – Syrahmi Mourvedre 2013

From Greenstone Vineyard in Heathcote. Wendouree cuttings were used to propagate the site. Mark Walpole does the touching of the vines. ’This isn’t about making mourvedre like in Bandol, I want pretty, blue fruits, freshness’, offers winemaker Adam Foster. It’s 40% whole bunch, ferments naturally, plunged every few days to not work the extraction, ‘to […]

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Wine Front Wine Review – Syrahmi ‘Dreams’ Shiraz 2012

The wine is named for the Radiohead song, ‘Nice Dream’, as, ‘off the back of 2011 everything in 2012 just worked; also, it was always a dream of mine to release a wine with three years of age, which I couldn’t do before’, says winemaker Adam Foster. Winemaking is about 35% whole bunch, free run […]

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Wine Front Wine Review – Syrahmi 130% “Smoke On The Water” 2013

It’s made from shiraz and the label lets you know, creatively (styled like a record), that it is from clone 2626 and picked 07.03.2013. The 130% is a curiosity too, ‘I wanted to go more than 100% whole bunch’, says winemaker Adam Foster, quizzically, ‘I had three tonnes of this one clone of this shiraz, […]

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Wine Front Wine Review – Syrahmi La La 2009

“Working in the Rhone and seeing the power of the fruit in Heathcote, I saw more power, pound for pound, than Hermitage and Cote Rotie. I wondered if the fruit quality, not terroir, not vine age, but weight and power, could stand up to 100% new oak and then not make that a feature”. The […]

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Wine Front Wine Review- Demi by Syrahmi Shiraz 2014

Adam Foster is chef-turned-sommelier-turned-winemaker and seems to be really finding some glide to his stride. This is sourced from the Greenstone Vineyard in Heathcote, sees some whole bunch in the ferment and is sent to mostly older oak. Great drinking here. Has glossiness to texture, a gossamer feel from satiny tannins, yet a strictness that […]

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The Wine Front reviews Syrahmi

Each year thousands of new wine reviews and comments are published on The Wine Front . The Wine Front and Mike Bennie review Syrahmi. Now you can read what they had to say.

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Ben Knight from Melbourne Weekly Magazine talks about “Foster care”

As seen in this week’s edition of Melbourne Weekly Magazine, Timeout’s Ben Knight from the Grapevine column writes a great article on “yours truly” and checks out my 2010 Foster e Rocco sangiovese, Heathcote  and 2009 Syrahmi Climat, Heathcote. Read below what Ben has to say.

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Winewise Discoveries: 2008 L’Imposteur Vin de Pays d’Or Grenache

Winewise Review: Volume 26 Number 6 February 2011 Page 29 Adam Foster and 2008 L’Imposteur Vin de Pays d’Or Grenache appear in the new Discoveries Section of  Winewise wine reviews. Adam Foster: Adam judges with us at the Small Vigneron Awards, and has become a serious player at the top end of Heathcote Shiraz with his Syrahmi […]

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Winewise Review: 2009 Syrahmi Climat Heathcote Shiraz

Winewise Review: Volume 26 Number 6 February,2011 page 3 Shiraz : The top dozen or so wines show what can be done with shiraz in a wide range of environments. Towards the bottom there are far too many dull, advanced wines. 2009 Syrahmi Climat Heathcote Shiraz – current Winewise wine review received Highly Recommended score. A very […]

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L’Imposteur in Rite-Of-Passage at The Weekly Review

Syrahmi L’Imposteur 2008 features in Rite-Of-Passage by Ben Thomas at The Weekly Review. Rite-Of-Passage Working a vintage overseas during the Australian off-season is a rite of passage for many young winemakers. If you ask a winemaker about his or her biggest influences, many will tell you it was a vintage worked in the vineyards of […]

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