2003 Oriel Sygnet

McLaren Vale, Australia


Wine & Spirits: 90 points

Name Story

Sygnet is the name of the river valley that flows near Australia's most celebrated vineyards in the McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide.


John Duval

Vineyards | Winemaking

Old vines with an average age of more than 60 years. Rich, sandy soils over deep red clay. Cold soak and extended maceration. Aged 20 months in French and American oak barrels (100% new).


100% Shiraz. Picked: March 2–3, 2003.

Tasting Notes

Aroma: Blackcurrant, mulberry and chocolate with hints of licorice and spice. Taste: Dark berry fruit with firm tannins.

Drink by Date

Best after 2009.

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Bottle: 750ml