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Ochota Barrels Where's The Pope Syrah - McLaren Vale

Ochota Barrels Where's The Pope Syrah 2021 - McLaren Vale

Vintage: 2021 | Type: Reds | Producer: Ochota Barrels
Region: South Australia
Alc: 12.6%
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750ml

The Wine Front

$39.60: as part of any six
$44.00: single bottle
$475.20: per case of 12

Ochota Barrels is based in Lenswood, in the cool high altitude climate of Adelaide Hills. Taras and Amber Ochota conceived of Ochota Barrels as a way to produce small batch super premium single vineyard wines sourced from magnificent old vineyard sites in McLaren Vale, Barossa and Adelaide Hills.

Both are accomplished winemakers who have travelled and worked in California, Italy and Sweden. Hand harvested fruit is partially whole bunch basket pressed, fermented with native yeast, and bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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The Wine Front

3606 bottles produced. Okaparinga Hills. Seems like a lot of whole bunch, and very little oak influence.

Not your ordinary McLaren Vale Shiraz, that’s for sure. Very purple and purple tasting too; a synaesthete’s delight. Bramble fruit, blood and game meat, heavy on the black pepper and spice. Medium-bodied at most, with rich boysenberry and fresh picked blackberry flavour, almost a metallic character to it, cold steel or glassy acid, or something along those lines. Tannin is quiet and suede-like, saline with a porcini mushroom umami character, and a little twist of juniper berry on a long and furry tannin finish. Very interesting. Plenty of energy and character. You have to like them a little bony and savoury, mind you.

Gary Walsh

Producers notes

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