Place of Changing Winds Harcourt Syrah 2022


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Victoria, Australia
96 points


Introducing the latest revelation from Harcourt, nestled in the heart of Victoria's Bendigo G.I., where the ancient granite soils and temperate climate conspire to craft something truly extraordinary. Grown on a meticulously tended plot at the foothills of Mt. Alexander, this Syrah embodies the essence of its terroir.

With a nod to tradition, 50% of the grapes were fermented whole, adding layers of complexity to the wine's character. Patiently aged for nearly two years, this Syrah first rested in seasoned 600- and 1,500-liter Stockinger casks, then found its final refinement in expansive 2000-liter vessels. Bottled with care in late December 2023, it now stands as a testament to the artistry of time and technique.

In the glass, it unveils a symphony of aromas, its lifted perfume inviting you into a world of elegance and refinement. On the palate, it reveals its true depth, with layers of flavors dancing harmoniously, supported by a fine structure that speaks to the wine's pedigree. This is not merely a wine; it's a journey through terroir, craftsmanship, and the essence of Harcourt's winemaking prowess.


96 points
James Halliday

50% whole bunch; two years in oak. An intense and utterly compelling wine, driven by the spice and outright perfume on the nose; then the elegant and medium body, with a minimum of 30 years riding on its superfine tannins and balance; the rare granitic sands are the key. 2642 bottles, 60 magnums produced.

94 points
Huon Hooke

Deep and bright purple-red colour, with nutmeg and assorted spices on the nose, the palate medium full-bodied and smoothly textured, with a slight ferrous bitterness on the aftertaste, and a slight dip in the middle, accentuated by the grip on the finish. This is young and somewhat undeveloped: it promises more if cellared a while.

93 points
Mike Bennie

Highly perfumed, red berries, some cranberry zestiness, wild scree and herbs in a pepper-meets-alpine greenery kind of whiff, some aniseed, touch of clove. It sits at medium weight, slinks along all pretty within a web of lacy, talc-like tannin and finishes with lightly puckering dryness. Almost dart-shaped and feels good for it. Flavours match the bouquet, per se. It’s delicious, fine and right.


Serving Temp.
16-18 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2037
Food pairing
Slow-Cooked Lamb Shanks with Rosemary and Garlic

Tasting Profile

The wine displays a deep and bright purple-red hue, while the nose reveals notes of nutmeg and an array of spices.
On the palate, it presents as medium-full-bodied with a smooth texture, culminating in a slight ferrous bitterness on the aftertaste.

Place of Changing Winds Harcourt Syrah 2022

Place of Changing Winds Harcourt Syrah 2022

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