Wine Focus: William Murdoch Stationhouse Syrah

“Newish, small but certainly being noticed amid all the more established Gimblett Gravel players..” – John Hawkesby.

The Estate Syrah received 90 points from Bob Campbell and was named as one of the Top 100 New Releases from New Zealand and Australia in the Gourmet Traveller Magazine. Raymond Chan reviewed the Estate at 18.5/20.

Tasting Note:

Moderately weighty wine with plum, cherry, spice/pepper and liquorice flavours. I particularly like the rich, silken and almost chewy texture. A well made wine from a very favourable vintage in the Gimblett Gravels.

Quick Facts:

  • 13 Ha Gimblett Gravels – Stony Soils
  • 8 months in French Oak
  • Chave amd MS Clone Syrah (predominantly Chave)
  • 12% Alcohol – The specific site in the Gravels ripens the grapes producing lower alcohols – reminiscent of the Northern Rhone
  • Family owned – Brett and Angela Murdoch