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GRANITE Syrah

GRANITE Syrah

Product Description

The GRANITE Syrah is from a single parcel of sustainably farmed dry land bush vines, planted in the late 80’s in the deep decomposed Granitic soil of the Paardeberg.  This is the parcel of Syrah that gives the best expression of the Paardeberg’s terroir – freshness and perfume.

Tasting Notes

This floral perfumed Syrah is the most elegant of our single-terroir Syrahs. The palate is medium to full bodied and delicately spicy, with a silky texture balanced by a fresh, natural acidity. There are notes of black pepper, violets and lilies, red berries and herbs. With the very gentle oak integration, the elegance and length of tannin in this wine it beckons ageing of 15 to 25 years.  Decanting is recommended when opened young.

Accolades
  • 2010 – 4.5 Stars Platter, 93  WS, 92  WA
  • 2011 – 5 Stars Platter, 95  WA
  • 2012 – 4.5 Stars Platter, 92  WA
  • 2014 – 4.5 Stars Platter, 96  JG, 95 TA
  • 2015 – 4.5 Stars Platter, 95 TA, 91 Vinous
  • 2016 –4.5 Stars Platter, 92 WS, 94 TA, 92 Vinous, 93 WA
  • 2017 –5 Stars Platter, 95 TA, 92 Vinous, 92 WA
  • 2018 – 5 Stars Platter (96), 96 TA, 96+ GS
  • 2019 – 97 TA, 95 CE

WS Wine Spectator, WA Wine Advocate, JG Jamie Goode, TA Tim Atkin, GS Greg Sherwood, CE Christian Eedes

WS Wine Spectator, WA Wine Advocate, JG Jamie Goode, TA Tim Atkin, GS Greg Sherwood, CE Christian Eedes