There is no doubt that South Australia is the caricature of the big and bold Australian shiraz. It is home to our iconic and award-winning wine regions such as Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, and Coonawarra. But Western Australia has started to lead the way.

Tattersalls’ 2015 Streicker ‘Bridgeland Block’ Syrah from Margaret River has been at the top of its game. This family-run winery has produced the kinds of quality vintages that uphold the reputation of this superb, iron-clad region. And our Members are able to try this big and powerful Syrah without having to dive into South Australia.

The term Syrah has been harnessed in Australia, not only as a way of indicating a more elegant and cool climate style but to indicate images of Rhône Valley. And let’s face it, it sounds sexier and is an admirably succinct summary. So to enjoy these 95 points Halliday rated Syrah.