True to the varietal grown in cooler climates, one is lured closer by aromas of Rosemary and Fynbos, a rich perfume and a savoury gloss with hints of pepper spice. Juicy ripe tannins adds structure with a youthful freshness to perch the bold fruit. The fruit follows through beautifully with a salty finish that lingers on the palate.
Albeit upfront and evocative, the wine was executed with restaint for a balanced end result. Young yet forthcoming, it is evident the winemaker followed an old world approach and not to let the oak overpower the honest essence of this wine.
Cellar master note: Syrah can truly showcase terroir when allowed to do so by not overworking it in the winery. Our winemaking approach is to honour this unique piece of land at the Southern tip of Africa. - Johann Fourie
- Veritas Wine Awards