Chaffey Bros. Wine Co. EVANGELINE* Syrah 2020


EVANGELINE* presents an elegant cooler climate expression of Shiraz distinct from its Barossa Valley brethren with its lifted perfume and delicate structure. Cool blue fruits are intertwined with silky tannins and subtle oak influence from 18 months of maturation in fine-grain French oak puncheons and hogshead barrels. Perfumed. Confident. Elegant

Vintage: 2020

Grape Variety: Shiraz

Region: Noack Vineyard, Springton, Eden Valley

94 points + SILVER

Dave Brooks, Halliday Wine Companion

Abundant ripe plums and summer berry fruits, cut through with fine spice, blueberries with a whiff of vanilla and subtle, sexy French oak. There's a lovely fruit flow, some nice cool-climate crunch and a cascade of fine tannin for support. A lot to like here.

SILVER - 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards

93 points

Decanter Wine Magazine May 2023

Lifted, vibrant, youthful, ripe, so pure and bright. Ripe berry fruit flavours with a touch of spice. This wine has layers of complexity with savoury nuances. Will improve with time.

91 points

James Suckling

This has aromas of dried violets, blackcurrants, cracked pepper and sage. Fresh and bright with savory and peppery layers. Medium-bodied. All nicely wrapped up in firm, fine tannins.