2015 MAJOR KONG, Syrah, Payten & Jones. Yarra Valley, AustraliaOrganic
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Grape Variety: 100% Syrah, fermented with natural yeasts and 50% whole bunches in the vat. Matured for 8 months in old oak; no additions of any kind, including sulphur.
Producer: Troy Jones and Behn Payten are 2 friends making 'alternative' natural wines in Healsville, Victoria.
Old Bridge Rating: Please note this is wonderful wine but it's "semi-natural", and the bottles do vary, with some having a little more 'spritz' than others. If yours has spritz then decant it, leave for half an hour, and it will soon settle down.
Press Reviews: "Wonderful, wondrous nose with violet perfume plus rich blackberry fruit and the most exquisite stemmy funk to add even further complexity. Long, complete, balanced, with a gradual, graceful fade on the finish. This is pinch-yourself good. An absolute knockout. No hesitation with the score."
19/20 - Richard Hemming on jancisrobinson.com.
29.50 £19.95 per bottle
28.03 £18.95 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
26.55 £17.96 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles