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2018 Giant Steps Tarraford Vineyard Syrah

2018 Giant Steps Tarraford Vineyard Syrah

Syrah
Giant Steps
Yarra Valley
2018
750ml
14%
Screw Cap

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Syrah
Giant Steps
Yarra Valley
2018
750ml
14%
Screw Cap
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Giant Steps is an independent winery in Healesville, Victoria, owned by Phil Sexton. Phil first made his name in establishing some noted micro-breweries, such as Little Creatures, and later established Devil’s Lair in Margaret River. First released in 2001, Giant Steps focuses exclusively on the distinctive expression of single vineyard sites in the Yarra Valley. Grapes are drawn from estate and leased vineyards, as well as a selection of long-term contracted vineyards. Giant Steps wines are produced fastidiously in the vineyard and vinified with minimal intervention so that each is a faithful expression of site, vintage and culture. Giant Steps focuses on restrained Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and cool climate Cabernet/Merlot blends. These single vineyard wines are sourced from five different vineyards throughout the Yarra, so each is a fingerprint of location and site personality. The name Giant Steps comes in part from Phil’s love for jazz and John Coltrane’s album of that same name, and in part due the Giant Step Phil took in relocating with his family from Margaret River to the Yarra Valley. Giant Steps wines are always exclusively single vineyard Yarra Valley wines. They are hand made in small batches using gravity flow principles. Production of the Giant Steps wines is very limited with some vineyards producing as little as 200 cases each vintage – some wines are not produced each year if vintage conditions do not allow. These wines are often hard to find in retail outlets as they are mainly sold through the cellar door and through selected restaurants.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 95 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    50/50% Blocks 4 and 5, vinified separately. Block 4 was created from the original planting of Block 5 that included the Red Dog clone. The Block 5 ferment was 100% whole bunches, the bunches removed, destemmed and returned, Block 4 was 100% destemmed and given 7 days post-ferment maceration. It's a wine with intensity and extreme complexity, a long future ahead.

    95 POINTS

    NICK BUTLER - THE REAL REVIEW


    A spicy mix of red and purple berries, cinnamon and oak-char, cinnamon spiced red plums. There's a lifted red-cherry note to the palate, energy and vigour, pinot-esque in its agility. Delicious and lithe. Masterful winemaking.

    94 POINTS

    CAMPBELL MATTINSON - THE WINE FRONT


    It's a peppery, floral, twiggy shiraz but the fruit is both jellied and sweet and the tannin, as integrated as it is, is fine-grained-bordering-on-silty. The short review is that it's a beautiful medium-weight wine. Or maybe this is a better review: a couple of sips and I'd pushed the bottle away from the other review bottles so that it can be consumed later. It's just a wine you want to drink. It's pretty and it's structural and it's peppery. It flows. It's juicy. It's good.

    94 POINTS

    CAMPBELL MATTINSON - THE WINE FRONT


    Single vineyard Yarra Valley syrah, grown on two blocks. The original vines were planted here in 1988. Yarra Valley and shiraz/syrah are a blessed combination. Unfined, unfiltered, lots of whole bunches. It's a peppery, floral, twiggy shiraz but the fruit is both jellied and sweet and the tannin, as integrated as it is, is fine-grained-bordering-on-silty. The short review is that it's a beautiful medium-weight wine. Or maybe this is a better review: a couple of sips and I'd pushed the bottle away from the other review bottles so that it can be consumed later. It's just a wine you want to drink. It's pretty and it's structural and it's peppery. It flows. It's juicy. It's good.