This label’s reserve range perennially offers remarkable value, and this is no exception. It leads with white pepper scents. In the mouth, warm, expansive red fruit flavours and a touch of leafiness play against a sensual, soft, texture. A focussed, lighter expression with elegance and charm. Try it with pork terrine.
4 Stars Cuisine Syrah Tasting, June 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Lively with charming floral notes supported with aromas of roasted chestnuts. The palate is energetic with lovely ripe berries and dark spices. A great example of a Syrah to enjoy in its youth."
4 Stars Michael Cooper (2017 Vintage)
"The 2017 vintage was estate-grown and matured for 17 months in French oak barriques (30 per cent new). Full-coloured, it is mouthfilling and vibrant, with very good intensity of youthful, plummy, spicy flavour, oak complexity, fresh acidity and the structure to age well. Best drinking 2021+."
91/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Sweetly fruited and perfumed, the delightfully fragrant bouquet shows Black Doris plum, violet, olive and almond characters. The palate is equally appealing with lovely fruit purity and vibrancy, wonderfully supported by silky texture and polished tannins, making the wine immediately attractive. At its best: now to 2023."
90/100 Cameron Douglas MS, June 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Immediately appealing bouquet of Syrah with aromas of raspberry and dark cherry, peppercorn and vanilla oak spice, a violet and plum layer and fresh youthful vibrancy. Dry, peppery, fruity and tasty. A wine with firm(ish) tannins, plenty of acidity and a core of red stone fruit and raspberry. Well made, balanced and ready to enjoy. Drink now and through 2022."