Screaming Frenzy 2016 Shiraz
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Screaming Frenzy 2016 Shiraz

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Hopping out of a sassy little grape-den down in Osoyoos, let us all say a hearty "G'day" to this ripper of a good Shiraz, mate. This beaut is the fair dinkum, we can promise you that, no wuckas. Aged for 16 months in right-proper American Oak, there will be no whinging here about the full bodied and spicy notes chockers full of dark fruit flavours. As a wise country-man once said 'Crikey means gee whiz, wow!', and this wine will absolutely leave you exclaiming just that; she'll be right. Obviously a perfect pairing with shrimp on the barbie.


'Dark, hematic and brooding syrah with more aromatic abilities than you might think. Plenty of wood sheathing and spicy intensity, with heat, liqueur and a sense of foreboding. Dark soy and balsamic in a bad boy of a northern Rhône like syrah. Big, potent and impressive. Drink 2021-2027. Tasted blind at NWAC19, June 2019. 91 points'
Michael Godel, Critic at

'The kangaroo on the front label is a crucial clue as to the style of this syrah, that is more shiraz than syrah. On the nose and palate it is big, rich, round, fat and warm; it spills across all your month like a runaway train. The fruit is a 50/50 of two cru vineyards located in Osoyoos: Monarch Vineyard, and Hans Estate. The wine has spent a couple of years in a mix of mostly new American oak, and it is popping out of the glass. The spice is off the charts, the dark fruit brooding and rambunctious. You can drink it now if you are brave enough, or let it steep a bit in the bottle through 2023. Impressive. 90 points'
 - Anthony Gismondi, Gismondi on Wine.