Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2009

January 22, 2013
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 1 Comment

A1.

During this past weekend’s Wine Tasting Academy, every sort of Shiraz from Hartenberg Gravel Hill 2007 through Kalleske Pirathon Shiraz 2006 from Barossa, Craggy Range Block 14 Gimblett Gravels Vineyard 2005 from Hawkes Bay and Rostaing La Landonne 2000 from the Côte-Rôtie.

With my conception of what the variety is capable of as finely calibrated as it ever is, a bottle of Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2009 last night with home-made saussicon pizza and the wine proved yet again that it’s world class.

Fermented spontaneously and featuring a small portion of whole bunches, the 2009 was matured for 27 months in second-fill barrels. Red and black fruit, lilies, spice and the vaguest hint of vanilla which only added to the mix. Medium to full-bodied in structure, it showed weightless intensity. Pure fruit, bright acidity and fine tannins. Classic white pepper on the finish. All this from grapes grown in Wellington as opposed to the Swartland or anywhere else! Score: 18/20.

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  1. DPJ1963January 22, 2013 at 4:05 pmReply

    A very good review that I endorse 100%. Lots of potential to develop into another gamey, leathery Rhone-Like beauty like many of his early vintages. The 09 is slightly more “classically” styled than previous vintages IMHO.

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