Sons of Sugarland Syrah 2019
By Christian Eedes, 19 June 2020
The 2019 vintage of Sons of Sugarland Syrah as made by Reenen Borman picks up where the 2018 left off, and this cuvée is rapidly taking its place as one of the benchmark versions of the variety in the country.
Grapes from the Karibib vineyard in Polkadraai Hills, 100% whole-bunch fermented and matured for 10 months in concrete, the new vintage has an exuberant nose with notes of red berries, Campari-like orange peel, rose and violets, white pepper and spice. The palate is medium bodied with fresh acidity and tannins that are at once both crunchy and powdery. This wine has a weightless intensity about it, possessing a great core of fruit without being too sweet or too rich. Packed with flavour and possessing plenty of verve, it’s an absolute pleasure to drink. Approximate retail price: R375 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 97/100.