Strandveld Syrah 2010
By Christian Eedes, 14 June 2014
Would the Syrah 2010 from Elim producer have been an even better wine for less time in barrel? It spent 20 months in French oak, 40% new and there’s a definite smokiness on the nose plus a slight astringency on the palate. Apart from that, a lot to like. Including 8% Grenache, 4% Mourvèdre and 2% Viognier, the aromatics also include red fruit, spice and a floral note. The palate is medium bodied with lemon-like acidity and fine tannins. Price: R150 a bottle.