Minimalist Wines No Place Like Home Syrah 2021
By Christian Eedes, 15 March 2023
Sam Lambson drew attention with his Stars in the Dark Syrah from Elim fruit and this is now joined by No Place Like Home 2021 from Elgin, specifically a 3ha block planted in 2006, four distinct pockets harvested and vinified separately – 20% whole-bunch fermentation before maturation lasting 16 months in older 228-litre barrels.
The nose shows rose, red currant and white pepper while the palate is light-bodied with fresh acidity and powdery tannins. It’s a cheerful, lively wine but it arguably could do with a bit more depth of fruit. Price: R315 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 91/100.
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