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Epilogue Syrah

Boschkloof, Epilogue Syrah 2016

R735

3 in stock

Notes

Epilogue is the Boschkloof flagship red wine made from a single Syrah block from the SH99 clone. The vineyard is situated on top of decomposed granite soils in the Stellenbosch Hills and made as naturally as possible.

Tasting note:
'What’s becoming clear with each successive vintage the Epilogue Syrah from Boschkloof is that while it’s one of the most elegant examples of the variety from Stellenbosch, it’s still emphatically of the district, that little bit less skittish than many of its Swartland counterparts.

The 2016 is just out. Grapes from a single vineyard planted on granite in 1996, winemaking involved 20% whole-bunch fermentation before maturation lasting 14 months in barrel, 15% new followed by a further period of some three months in tank.

The nose displays notes of flowers (violets rather than lavender) and fynbos before red fruit, olive and white pepper. The palate shows pure fruit, fresh acidity and powdery tannins – it’s a wine that’s not insubstantial (alcohol is 14%) but nor is it cumbersome. In fact, it’s really nicely judged managing to combine intricacy with sheer likeability.

Epilogue is the Boschkloof flagship red wine made from a single Syrah block from the SH99 clone. The vineyard is situated on top of decomposed granite soils in the Stellenbosch Hills and made as naturally as possible.

Tasting note:
'What’s becoming clear with each successive vintage the Epilogue Syrah from Boschkloof is that while it’s one of the most elegant examples of the variety from Stellenbosch, it’s still emphatically of the district, that little bit less skittish than many of its Swartland counterparts.

The 2016 is just out. Grapes from a single vineyard planted on granite in 1996, winemaking involved 20% whole-bunch fermentation before maturation lasting 14 months in barrel, 15% new followed by a further period of some three months in tank.

The nose displays notes of flowers (violets rather than lavender) and fynbos before red fruit, olive and white pepper. The palate shows pure fruit, fresh acidity and powdery tannins – it’s a wine that’s not insubstantial (alcohol is 14%) but nor is it cumbersome. In fact, it’s really nicely judged managing to combine intricacy with sheer likeability.

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CE95

Country

ZA

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

Red

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