Reyneke Syrah Reserve Stellenbosch WO 2013 (TF)

Source: winedirect.co.uk

Source: winedirect.co.uk

SAQ: 12874549 (80,00$)

Chosen from the most expressive barrels of the reserve, this biodynamic syrah is a bright ruby red in the glass and full of youth. Upon opening, this wine throws fresh crushed peppercorn in your face, accompanied by cranberry and some other soft spices, like cloves and nutmeg , married with oak notes that are well integrated.  The palate is dry, with a well balanced acidity and soft, velvety tannins. The alcohol is present but not harsh. Fruit is more pronounced on the palate, with an almost candied cherry fruit that comes out. Medium-bodied, with a relatively short finish, the wine has a nice structure to it. Drinking beautifully now, but should easily withstand five to ten years of aging in good conditions.

September 2016. TF