Case of Boekenhoutskloof Syrah
The nose is perfumed, forthcoming and fresh, offering an array of rich dark fruits with a spicy, floral, even feral character, derived from complex aromas of dark berries, plums, violets, black olives, star anise and potting soil. The black fruits and earthy character of the nose follow through onto a dark, brooding palate with flavours of wild berries, brambles, liquorice, tobacco, cloves and black cardamom. The mid-palate is concentrated, deep, dense and slightly dusty, with dry, very fine cocoa-powdery tannins lending structure. The wine is very precise, with a medium to full body, a tight, grainy texture and vibrant acidity to balance. Blackberries, blueberries and notes of garrigue and dark chocolate linger on a savoury finish.
Platter Wine Guide 2022, 4½ Stars
Tim Atkin Report 2021, 97 Points - 2020 vintage
Neal Martin in Vinous 2021, 93 Points
Decanter 2022, 93 Points - Vintage 2019
James Suckling 2021, 94 Points - 2018 Vintage
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