2016

 

James Halliday

www.winecompanion.com.au

Silken Beastie Shiraz, Nor’wester, Barossa Valley 2016

‘You get a lot of expensive wine in your mouth, so rich it seems viscous, with liquer cherry (which isn’t sweet) and finishes bright and fresh (like an Amontillado sherry, which likewise isn’t sweet). And glory be, there’s no sweet alcohol to deal with.’ Screwcap. 14.5% alc. To: 2027.

95 pts

 

 

2015

 

James Halliday

www.winecompanion.com.au

Silken Beastie Shiraz, Nor’wester, Barossa Valley 2015 

‘90% Barossa Shiraz from Kalimna/ Koonuga/ Ebenezer, and 10% old bushvine Grenache from Blewitt Springs. Deep, although bright, crimson-purple, delicious red and black cherry, plum and blackberry fruits are handsomely framed by fine, ripe tannins and quality French oak. At the moment that oak needs to pull in its horns, but a couple of years will give it no alternative but to do just that.’ Screwcap. To: 2035.

96 pts

 

Gary Walsh

www.thewinefront.com.au

Silken Beastie Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2015

92+pts

 

"Great name for a wine. You’d want to say it with a Scottish accent to best effect, I’d say. Billy Connolly would do a great job.

Richness, chocolate and perfume, boysenberry ripple, dried mint, stalk and spice. Medium to full bodied, a bit of grainy tannin here, so not entirely silken, with a slightly too enthusiastic nip from acidity, and a kind of raspberried freshness to the pretty long finish, gently stalky tannin dragging it out'.

 

Huon Hooke

www.huonhooke.com

Silken Beastie Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2015

91pts

 

"Deep red/purple colour. Oak is the most evident note on the nose, and the wine is medium to full-bodied and smoothly-textured with good intensity of fruit and the oak is supportive on the palate, not running the show. Sweet middle and a clean finish.'

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