Syrahmi Demi Shiraz 2016

Adam Foster worked as a chef in Vic and London before moving to the front of house and becoming increasingly interested in wine. He then worked as a cellar hand with a who?s who in Australia and France, including Torbreck, Chapoutier, Mitchelton, Domaine Ogier, Heathcote Winery, Jasper Hill and Domaine Pierre Gaillard. He became convinced that the Cambrian soils of Heathcote could produce the best possible Shiraz. JAMES HALLIDAY

Adam Foster (Fozzie as he is lovingly known around the traps) is a bit of an unusual case in the wine making game. Ex top-flight chef who turned his hand to service, becoming a Sommelier and working for some of Victoria’s best restaurants where his knowledge and thirst for great wine really bloomed. It was during this period he started working vintages, both domestically and internationally, and always with the best of the best and always with a focus on figuring out how to craft great Shiraz.

We have been following these wines from day dot and have watched the man refine his style, tweak the winemaking and also gain a deeper understanding of the vineyards he sources from. Recent releases have been nothing short of outstanding and Fozzie is now right at the top of the tree in Heathcote with his flagship wine Syrahami regularly being among the more serious expressions we taste from the region every year.

His Demi 2016 Demi is utterly delicious, I mean this is a seriously drinkable bottle of wine. Its supple, generous, gently structured and overflowing with personality. This is 100% guaranteed to make a lot of people happy.