In a nutshell:
A rewarding Stellenbosch Shiraz with balanced acidity.
Although matured in a mix of French and American oak drunk cool at a traditional cellar temperature of 12-14 degrees, rather than chilled, this wine has lovely characteristics that remind you of a Rhone Valley Syrah. There are dark fruit flavours displaying dark cherry, raspberry and blueberry with hints of violets, white pepper and dusty savoury, smoky spice adding complexity. The tannins are silky and well integrated, the body is full, but again thanks to the acidity and balance there is a freshness. Drinking well now.
When to drink:
Syrah traditionally accompanies lamb dishes very well, from a classic roast lamb joint to slow cooked Moroccan lamb tagine.