THE GOOD GUYS MUSE
An exotic experience which shifts your mind to another place. Cassis, current, blackberry and cherry. White pepper, ground herbs and the strong floral perfume of crushed violets. Light and elegant but structured with a fresh acidity. To experience the best this wine has to offer, decanting is suggested.
95 Points, Neal Martin, Vinous (2017 vintage)
93 Points, Tim Atkin MW (2017 vintage)
92 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (2017 vintage)
17/20 Jancis Robinson MW (2017 vintage)
The Syrah is made from 30% Greyton fruit planted in heavy schist (decomposed shale) soils with no irrigation, and 70% Elgin fruit on sandstone and shales soils. Two of the coolest climates in in South Africa with extreme diurnal temperature shifts present us with a Syrah that has a very distinct sense of place. One that tells its story in the glass.
The wine was racked into 225, 300 and 500 litre barrels where malolactic fermentation took place and the wine was aged for 12 months. 5% new French oak was used. Time in the bottle will allow integration, the deepening of layers and full expression of the fruit.