Tamboerskloof Syrah 2013
By Christian Eedes, 7 June 2016
The style for the Tamboerskloof Syrah as made by Gunter Schultz at Stellenbosch property is now well established: plenty of fruit power but not glib or simplistic.
The newly released 2013 (R165 a bottle) includes 4% Mourvèdre and 1% Viognier, maturation lasting 20 months in 500-litre French oak barrels, 15% new.
The nose is particularly demonstrative with red and black fruit, a floral note plus pepper and spice. The palate meanwhile is fruity and fleshy and very flavourful, just enough freshness and the tannins quite soft. An luxuriant drinking experience.
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