2021 Reserve Syrah, Lismore Estate Vineyards, Greyton

2021 Reserve Syrah, Lismore Estate Vineyards, Greyton

A South African benchmark. The first vintage after the fire, 2021 is a spectacular year. This has remarkable intensity on the palate, with notes of white pepper, wild strawberries, but also a hint of black olive. So complex, long, and poised, in ten years this will be remarkable.

Critic score
95/100 info
Pricing
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Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£282.00
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur info
In stock
£282.00
Bottle
In stock
£47.00
Bottle
En primeur info
In stock
£47.00

Wine details

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Grape
    Shiraz/Syrah
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2040info
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13%

Tasting notes

I'm very happy with 12% alcohol, says Samantha O'Keefe of the small quantities of this late-picked Syrah from Greyton's distinctly cool climate. Featuring 50% whole bunches, it's a taut, refreshing, intensely peppery, sage and oregano-scented style with cranberry and pomegranate fruit, spicy, savoury tannins, deftly handled 32% new wood and a pithy finish. 2024-30

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2023)
95/100

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