Wine of the Week AU

Giant Steps Syrah 2016, Yarra Valley, AUD $35

Sourced from the Sexton and Tarraford vineyards, this is a beautifully poised, medium-bodied red. Aromatic cranberry and red cherry fruits. Succulent and intense. It has a very fine frame, aided by the inclusion of whole-bunch material in the ferment. Drinking exceptionally well now, though it can also be cellared in the short term. (Screwcap)

Score: 93 ★★★★ – view Toni’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2021

Food: Roasted pork loin with pepper berry

Stockists: Giant Steps Wines; Nicks Wine Merchants – Vic; Red & White (AU distributors). Australia only

Ranked: #3 of 20 2016 Shiraz from Port Phillip

Awarded: Top Rank and Top Value

2 thoughts on “Wine of the Week AU”

  1. John Jens says:

    Ranked: #3 of 20 2016 Yarra Shiraz from Port Phillip? Giant Steps Syrah 2016. John Jens

    1. The Real Review Team
      The Real Review Team says:

      Hi John,

      We have an special ranking algorithm that determines the level within the wine region hierarchy where a wine’s rank is assigned.
      The Yarra Valley is within the Port Phillip region and we’ve compared this shiraz with the 19 other 2016 shirazes we’ve tasted from the whole Port Phillip region so far.

      You can see a brief, more detailed explanation here:


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *