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2016 Kershaw Syrah Groenland Bokkeveld Shale SH9c - 90+ PTS - WA

wa"The 2016 Deconstructed Syrah Groenland Bokkeveld Shale SH9c reveals a smoky bacon, blackberry and black plum nose with subtle hints of lavender. The palate is rich with cracked peppercorn notes and refreshing elegance. It has a floral finish, still with grippy tannins. Give this one some time and your patience will be rewarded. The deconstructed Syrah lineup is interesting in that Kershaw has used two places to grow two different clones of Syrah but has made three bottlings from the possibilities. There were 621 bottles made of the Groenland SH9c Syrah. - Anthony Mueller"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #245, October 2019), 90+ pts

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2018 Kershaw Syrah Groenland Bokkeveld Shale SH9c - 94 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"One of two outstanding Syrahs in the current Kershaw line up, this comes from Oak Valley's clay soils, which performed well in the drought conditions of 2018. Intensely perfumed and refined, with effortless density and texture, cool climate pepper and clove spice, nuanced oak and layers of fresh raspberry and blackberry fruit. 2022-27"

- Tim Atkin, South Africa Report 2021, 94 pts


2018 Kershaw Syrah Groenland Bokkeveld Shale SH9c - 94 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"The 2018 Syrah Deconstructed Groenland Bokkeveld Shale SH9c has a well-defined nose of red and black fruit, a little more lactic than Kershaw's other cuvées in this vintage. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity. A very faint licorice note develops, flanked by clove and white pepper. Very cohesive on the finish. Maybe it needs more grip, but otherwise this is a superb Syrah. - Neal Martin"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (November 2021), 94 pts