Kershaw Syrah Elgin Clonal Selection
Richard Kershaw Wines
South Africa - Western Cape - Cape South Coast - Elgin

Subtle, precise style built on fine tannins that educe harmony, freshness with flavours of black skinned fruit, iodine and ground white peppercorns.

Cape South Coast - Elgin
Wine Type
100% Syrah
Grapes were handpicked into small lug baskets and then manually sorted on a conveyor before the stems were removed. The grapes underwent a 3-day maceration before spontaneous fermentation began. A gentle pigeage program was charted and the grapes remained on skins for 17-21 days. The wine was then racked to Burgundian & Rhone barrel under gravity and the remaining pomace basket-pressed. Malolactic then proceeded in barrel followed by a light sulphuring and 17-month maturation.No fining or filtration.

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2016 Kershaw Syrah Elgin Clonal Selection - 94 PTS - VINOUS

2016 Kershaw Syrah Elgin Clonal Selection - 94 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"The 2016 Clonal Selection Elgin Syrah is a blend of around eight parcels, all individually micro-vinified and matured with varying levels of new oak, from zero up to 70%. Limpid in the glass, it has a glorious, pure bouquet of red currant, raspberry and mulberry scents that are seductive and very Burgundian – think Vosne-Romanée! The palate is rounded on the entry, offering lively red berry fruit laced with white pepper, fennel and a subtle charcoal note. There is a slight grittiness toward the finish, which is well structured and persistent. This is both a delicious and an intellectual Syrah. - Neal Martin"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (November 2019), 94 pts


2016 Kershaw Syrah Elgin Clonal Selection - 93+ PTS - WA

2016 Kershaw Syrah Elgin Clonal Selection - 93+ PTS - WA

wa"On the nose, the 2016 Clonal Selection Elgin Syrah is softly floral with a mineral tone and subtle hints of black fruit plus nuances of black pepper. The palate shows tremendous complexity with skillfully balanced oak tones over blackberries, fresh herbs and fresh cracked black pepper. The finish is elegantly focused and something special. Power and elegance at its finest. This is akin to something from the northern Rhône without the tight mineral grip. Well done! A truly beautiful wine. 9,300 bottles were made. - Anthony Mueller"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #245, October 2019), 93+ pts

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Producer Information: Richard Kershaw Wines

Richard Kershaw wines was founded in 2012, by Master of Wine Richard Kershaw. Richard’s mission is to focus on noble grapes and create clonally selected, site-specific, cool climate wines in ...
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