Saturday, 26 December 2020

2017 Elgin Syrah Clonal Selection, Richard Kershaw



2017 Elgin Syrah Clonal Selection, Richard Kershaw
Reading the November 2020 issue of Decanter I noticed that from the article "Syrah vs Shiraz: 30 great buys from South Africa", the second highest scoring wine with a whopping 97p, was actually available on the sorry excuse of a wine purveyor that we have in Sweden, aka the state monopoly.
Popped and poured. Right out of the gate this is a charmer with a deep, spicy nose with notes of violets, ripe dark flowers, fried bacon, blueberry pie and sun warm rocks. High, floral and very fine.
The taste is young, tight and balanced with notes of ripe blueberries, damsons, veal stock, dried flowers and assorted spices. Silky tannins. Very long and fine. Well worth the 40 Euro tariff. 6+ years. But the Decanter score seems a bit steep. Great wine though.
94p   (tasted 2020/12)

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