|Clear, bright, ruby
red with purple rim, high concentration and high
Clean, high intensity, gragrant, kind
of St Joseph perfume, but slightly on the riper
side, nevertheless very seductive, ripe dark plums,
blackberries, fine respect of fruits, fleshy ripe
black olives, floral complexity of rosemary and
lavender flower, loamy earthy note, delicate character.
Dry with medium plus acidity, fresh and elegant,
subtle extractions, true to type Syrah, delicately
juicy, spicy and peppery texture, medium ripe
tannins, salty tangy black fruits follows through,
savory, full bodied with high alcohol (14%) but
well integrated, honest unforceful style, medium
plus complexity, medium plus lenght.
Whole berry fermentation, a fine act considering
the hot climate of Wellington, have preserved
just the right amount of crucial natural acidity,
excellent Syrah for food pairings, marginally
better that the 2008 vintage (85 Points), reflects
the excellence of 2009 vintage across South Africa.
From now until 2018