Lismore Syrah 2016

By , 20 November 2017

Lismore Syrah 2016

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The Syrah 2016 from Samantha O’Keefe of Lismore sees her trademark refinement in evidence again after the more unrestrained 2015 (see here). From 50% Greyton and 50% Elgin, 40% underwent whole-bunch fermentation, the wine was matured for 12 months in a combination of 225-, 300- and 500-litre barrels, 15% new.

The nose shows cherry, raspberry and mulberry to go with white pepper and a hint of smoke. The palate is not too lean, not too weighty, just right with great fruit definition, lemon-like acidity and lightly grippy tannins. Very nicely balanced indeed. Price: R360 a bottle.

Editor’s rating: 94/100.

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