After a disappointing old Virgin (Hills) the crew tried a Sami-Odi Little Wine #4. This wine has purple hues, and it’s a “fruit bomb” with a balanced finish. This is a Non-Vintage Shiraz wine from the family-run Sami-Odi winery.
A somewhat unusual combination as the wine was matched with a dinner of fresh crabs, Thai fish cakes and a vermicelli prawn salad but combined well.
Sami-Odi describe this wine as “An unvintaged assemblage of declassified barrels from 2012 (17%), 2013 (44%) & 2014 (39%). Sourced from our plots within the Hoffmann ‘Dallwitz’ vineyard.” Only 5138 bottles were filled and we were drinking number 631.
Frazier McKenzie is the Barossa Valley wine maker “I’m interested in the mesh of the various vintage wines; I really enjoyed making this wine, it’s not so much I need to make this wine every year, but I like the freedom the wine gives me too.”
This sounds like a mish-mash rubbish, but when you are dealing with small stocks from truly great vineyards like Hoffmann’s and you have a great winemaker like Fraser, you get something very special in the bottle.
Zydeco from southern US supplied by the Canadiano with the 75 per-center holding sway at her birthday.
If you want to experience the Sami-Odi Little Wine #4, expect to pay about $57.50 per bottle.