Mount Sutherland Syrah 2015

By , 3 July 2018

Mount Sutherland Syrah 2015, Mount Sutherland Syrah 2015

Off the beaten track.

For aficionados of Syrah, that under the Mount Sutherland label made by Daniël de Waal from vineyards planted at 1 500m above sea level near Sutherland in the Karoo is quickly becoming an essential purchase.

Vinification of the current-release 2015 vintage involved whole-bunch fermentation before maturation lasting 14 months in French oak, 20% new. The nose shows black fruit, herbs, pepper, lilies and lavender while the palate displays good fruit purity, lemon-like acidity and very fine tannins, the finish long and dry. Alcohol is not negligible at 14% and yet the wine has a water-like refreshment quality to it. Approximate retail price: R235 a bottle.

Editor’s rating: 93/100.

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