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Richard Kershaw Elgin Syrah 2013

There’s a song by American rock band Queens of the Stone Age called “Feel Good Hit of the Summer” and the same might equally...

Lismore Syrah 2014

The Syrah 2014 from Greyton property is breath-taking. Involving 40% whole-bunch fermentation, winemaker Samantha O’Keefe initially put the wine into barrique but anxious that...

Porseleinberg 2013

Porseleinberg is Boekenhoutkloof's Swartland project featuring Syrah and whereas I was one of the few not to go into eulogies about the brilliance of...

Joostenberg Syrah 2012 vs Joostenberg Klippe Kou Syrah 2013

Tyrrel Myburgh, winemaker at Paarl winery Joostenberg, seemed mildly surprised when I professed to like his 2013 Syrah (which now bears the moniker “Klippe...

Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage 2011

Are we under-rating our new-wave reds? And are local consumers paying enough for them? By way of calibration, a bottle of Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage...

Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2014

Team Boekenhoutskloof is doing some pioneering work with top-end Swartland Syrah in the form of Porseleinberg but the Porcupine Ridge Syrah at the other...

Oldenburg Vineyards Syrah 2012

The Syrah 2012 from Stellenbosch property Oldenburg Vineyards received a gold medal as well as being judged the best example from South Africa at...

Mullineux Syrah 2013

The new-wave Syrahs from the Swartland seem particularly changeable in the bottle and perhaps I will come to love the 2013 vintage from Mullineux...
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