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By Farr Shiraz - Geelong

By Farr Shiraz 2018 - Geelong

Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: By Farr/Farr Rising
Region: Victoria
Alc: 13.5%
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750ml

97 POINTS
Halliday Wine Companion 2021
97 POINTS
The Real Review

$67.50: as part of any six
$75.00: single bottle
$405.00: per case of 6

Shiraz fruit comes from the original By Farr vineyard, planted in 1994. It lies on a north-facing slope, and the red volcanic soil has a base of limestone with deep-set sandstone. All fruit is hand-picked from the VSP trellising, with about 15% left as whole bunches in the fermentation. Most years we co-ferment between 2 and 4% Viognier with the Shiraz, the date determining whether or not the former is co-fermented and bleed back. It is a natural fermentation, with the fruit remaining in the tank for 19 days before pressing. Shiraz sees 18 months in French oak, about 20% being new, and is bottled under vacuum. – Nick Farr

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97 POINTS
Halliday Wine Companion 2021
A special wine. It’s all tang and undergrowth, cherries and peppery spices but putting names to the individual flavours doesn’t do the overall effect justice. This is a wine of fresh-faced beauty; it’s a glance and a wink and a nod all rolled into one. How. It doesn’t take you long into the first glass to start wondering how they did it. It tastes like a kind of magic. 97 points.

Campbell Mattinson


97 POINTS
The Real Review
Medium to deep red colour with a good tint of purple. The bouquet is earthy and faintly peppery with a savoury note from wood-ageing, the brown-spice notes adding to the impression of sapidity. Superfine, silky-soft tannins, seamless texture, tidy berries and spices to close. Refreshing acidity in balance. An exceptional, northern Rhône-style shiraz that is already drinking beautifully. (Viognier 4%). 97 points. The Real Review July 2020

Huon Hooke


Producers notes

Gary's uncompromising attitude towards his vineyard and winemaking enables him to make the style of wines he likes to drink. They have attitude and a great depth of character with understated finesse. His experience as a hands-on winemaker has been enhanced by 12 vintages at Domain Dujac in Burgundy, France, and vintages in the USA at Cristom, Oregon and Calera, California. He has made numerous sojourns to other areas such as the Rhone Valley in France, where his appreciation of Shiraz and Voignier has been incorporated in his current winemaking.

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