Sami-Odi Little Wine #7 NV

This is now 26 barrels in its composition as a ‘non vintage’ shiraz, with the last of the 2012 wine (topped up, on its lees for all that time), being included. The blend is 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012. A wine that is definitively creating its own currency. About (hey!) 43% is six month old wine. The 2017 season was unusual, ‘dates to 2016 were similar, picking was similar, veraison was similar…but in the Hoffman records, there isn’t anything that matches the final date of picking for 2017 – it was so, so, so late’, explains Fraser McKinley, ‘Spring of 2016 moving into 2017 was the wettest on record, so that just made huge amounts of growth, and made for such a late harvest’.

The first batches were picked at 12.2 beaume, the following fruit cycle the same numbers came out, and then the next fruit cycle, ‘I said to Hoffy [Adrian Hoffman] jokingly, do we just keep picking each ten days here or what?’. It was strange, indeed. The 2.8 hectares was picked over six weeks… for one variety. Such curiosity and thought in this project. Amazing, really.

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Tasted : JAN18
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $45
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2018 - 2030
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