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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Boekenhoutskloof Syrah
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16¾/20

Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2015

Swartland, Coastal Region, South AfricaThe Boekenhoutskloof Syrah has expanded its reach with two properties in Swartland, tapping new terroir: rocks and decomposed mica schist soils. The grapes are kept separate and ferment naturally in concrete tanks. Post ferment the wine ages in traditional 2500-litre foudres and 600-litre demi-muids for up to 18 months. The nose is an intriguing mix of complex aromas suggesting black fruits, black olives, and mineral wet stone notes. The attack is similar with silky tannins working in tandem with a dusting of garrigue. A bit too big to sip solo, it would be best served with grilled beef or lamb. Rhone-like.Tasted: 22 July 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 59.99 private shops QC 55.50 SAQ Producer: BoekenhoutskloofDistributors: Univins and Spirits
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 704643UPC: 6002039004732