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2017 Gabriëlskloof Landscape Series "Syrah On Sandstone", Botrivier, South Africa, 750ml
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- One of two bottlings designed to express the different aspects of Syrah/Shiraz grown on the estate's two main types of sub-soil.
- 100% Syrah from a single parcel planted on decomposed sandstone outcrops.
- 50% destemmed, handpicked fruit, wild-fermented in open top fermenters.
- Long maceration, aged in 500L barrels for 18 months, with 30% new French Oak used.
"The 2017 Syrah on Sandstone was hand-sorted, whole-bunch-pressed and spent one year in old French oak barrels. It is very elegant and pure on the nose, offering scents of raspberry coulis, black plum, wilted iris petals and a touch of freshly rolled tobacco. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins. This feels rounded in texture with no hard edges. Black plum and bilberry feature toward a finish that is much more sapid than expected. "
89/100 Neal Martin - Vinous