Radford Dale Nudity Syrah 2019
By Christian Eedes, 7 April 2021
The 2019 vintage of Nudity Syrah from Radford Dale is the second-last vintage of this wine, the producer having lost access to the grapes after the Voor Paardeberg property was recently sold. Made as naturally as possible, in particular with zero additional sulphur, it has always sat at an extreme of the stylistic spectrum and its impending discontinuation will cause some disappointment and others none at all.
The 2019 is very much in the mould of its predecessors. Aromatically, the immediate impression is of red and black fruit plus intense black pepper but there are also notes of lavender, fynbos, olive and earth while the palate presents as lean, sour and grippy – wild at heart, to coin a phrase, and that’s either your thing or it isn’t. Price: R255 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 92/100.
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