Reyneke Syrah 2018
By Christian Eedes, 13 January 2021
Reyneke Wines in Stellenbosch is an increasingly celebrated producer, the standard-label Syrah championed by many as offering exceptional quality relative to price.
What of the current-release 2018? Winemaking involved 30% whole-bunch fermentation before maturation lasting 14 months in older barrels and foudre before another three months in tank. The nose shows red fruit, white pepper and fynbos while the palate is light-bodied with fresh acidity and crunchy tannins, the finish nicely dry. It’s delicious, but you wouldn’t necessarily call it profound and the pricing is probably appropriate at R210 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 91/100.
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