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2001 Battely Wines Syrah

ITEM 8092709 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $55
Item Sold Amount Date
I8111286 1 $51 Feb 13, 2022
I8111286 1 $50 Feb 13, 2022
I8099577 3 $50 Jan 30, 2022
I8010702 1 $70 Nov 28, 2021
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RATINGS

96Robert M. Parker Jr.

...reminded me of one of the great single vineyard Hermitages from Chapoutier... ...gorgeous aromas of scorched earth, blackberries, bacon fat, and a hint of violets. Great minerality and tremendous intensity...

REGION

Australia, Victoria

Victoria is one of Australia’s smallest and coolest wine regions, yet one of the nation’s most dynamic and quality-oriented. Unlike many of Australia’s wine regions, which include many large, industrial producers, most Victoria producers are small, independently owned and crush fewer than 25 tons of grapes per year. With more than 600 wineries, Victoria has more producers than any other state, though it ranks third in production. Winemaking started in Victoria in the 1850s when Swiss immigrant Hubert de Castella recognized the area’s winemaking potential. There are many climates and topographies in Victoria, from dry, irrigated inland terroirs to cooler, higher regions. Top sub-appellations include Heathcote, Rutherglen and the Yarra Valley. Shiraz and Chardonnay are the principal grapes grown, though Viognier, Pinot Noir and Tannant are also grown. Of special note is the region’s history with sweet dessert wines made of Muscat. Some are called “Tokay” and are made from the Muscadelle grape. Red dessert, Madeira-style wines are also produced.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.