Chaffey Bros

*AWARD WINNER* Chaffey Bros Evangeline Syrah 2021


After some nervous anticipation, we are now able to share that the results of the Decanter World Wine Awards of 2024 are in, with Chaffey Bros Evangeline Syrah 2021 taking out Best in Show in the Shiraz/Syrah category.

More than 18,000 entries from 57 countries have been tasted by 243 expert judges, including 61 Masters of Wine and 20 Master Sommeliers.

 97 points

“This is only the second Eden Valley Shiraz to fight its way to our Best In Show selection, and its emphatic, show-stopping character underlines how well this slightly higher-altitude zone is suited to South Australia’s favourite red variety. The wine’s opaque black-red colour tells us that generosity is on the menu, and the first sniff shows that not only is its black-cherry-and-plum fruit prodigiously aromatic, but also that the wine has had more than a year in oak. The plunging fruit – blackberry and blackcurrant – dominates the palate with the oak providing a little extra upholstery; and there’s a haunting citrus-and-lavender perfume on the palate, too, which does as much to structure the wine as the ample, gentle tannins and the curranty acidity. It’s an enjoyable and stylish wine which won’t require a long wait”

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