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2018 Boekenhoutskloof Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Swartland"

Boekenhoutskloof 2018 Syrah

Winery: Boekenhoutskloof

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Swartland"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Swartland

State or country: South Africa

Price: $69

Cases produced: 2,500

KWG Score: 93.1 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90.5)

Review date: January 29, 2022

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Syrah opens with a cigar box and black raspberry with hints of cured meat with hints of tobacco leaf and black cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is round, balanced, and juicy. The flavor profile is smoky oak influenced cured meat and tart black plum blend with notes of minerality, blackberry and Irish Breakfast tea. We also detected hints of black pepper. The finish is dry and its moderate dusty tannins drift away nicely. The Tasting Panel would pair this rustic Syrah with a lamb burger, beef stew. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Dark fruit dominates an intense, brooding nose with its black currant, black olive, tar, and graphite aromas. Luscious, sweet red and dark berries follow through onto an exceptionally complex palate with rich flavors of ripe plums, black cardamom and hints of ground pepper and sweet tobacco. A serious core of cured meat and green olive tapenade add to the attractive savory character of the structured mid-palate, with notes of milk chocolate coating the mouth. The wine is supple, medium to full-bodied, with beautiful concentration, silky-textured tannins, and vibrant acidity to balance. Red fruit and spice linger on the finish with classic nuances of white pepper and lively garrigue adding a Provencal character.

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