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Touriga Nacional

Sijnn, Touriga Nacional 2014

R245

11 in stock

Notes

Tasting notes:
'Mid to deep garnet. Ripe, sweet and scented. Then the tannins are quite a shock after the aroma, which seemed sweet and spicy. The tannins are very firm, dry, but not aggressive, just really embryonic. There’s some oak sweetness and thickness to the texture, which needs to ease back but the whole is balanced for the long term. Drink 2019-2029'. – Jancis Robinson, 16.5/20

Medium deep, purple tinged red colour. Lots of juicy dark red berry fruits on the nose with some chocolate and nut aspects and an underlying slate, liquorice component. Big, rich, mouthfilling palate. Fruit, spice and tannins in abundance from beginning to end of the palate. Great density and concentration without losing elegance. Drink 2017 to 2025.

Winemaker's comments:
An exciting new vineyard between the tiny hamlet of Malagas and Cape Infanta, at the mouth of the Breede River – called Sijnn by the original Khoisan inhabitants. (Pronounced Say-N) Perched on a plateau of slate and rolled stones, about 15km from the southern oceans of Africa. Made by the De Trafford team in Stellenbosch. This is the greatest grape of the famous Duoro region in Portugal. It is ideally suited to the awesome terroir of Malgas, with the cooler climate bringing out a complexity and balance difficult to achieve in the warmer Port regions.

Vineyard block:
The complex stony soils, together with a warm dry climate moderated by constant sea breezes provides an ideal terroir to produce something unique. The soils are typically 85% stone, with about 600mm deep round, pudding stones on the surface with schist in the subsoil, however most of the Touriga is planted on pure schist. All vines are grown as bush vines due to the exceptional low yield and vigour, from the 8 and 9 year old vines.
Tasting notes:
'Mid to deep garnet. Ripe, sweet and scented. Then the tannins are quite a shock after the aroma, which seemed sweet and spicy. The tannins are very firm, dry, but not aggressive, just really embryonic. There’s some oak sweetness and thickness to the texture, which needs to ease back but the whole is balanced for the long term. Drink 2019-2029'. – Jancis Robinson, 16.5/20

Medium deep, purple tinged red colour. Lots of juicy dark red berry fruits on the nose with some chocolate and nut aspects and an underlying slate, liquorice component. Big, rich, mouthfilling palate. Fruit, spice and tannins in abundance from beginning to end of the palate. Great density and concentration without losing elegance. Drink 2017 to 2025.

Winemaker's comments:
An exciting new vineyard between the tiny hamlet of Malagas and Cape Infanta, at the mouth of the Breede River – called Sijnn by the original Khoisan inhabitants. (Pronounced Say-N) Perched on a plateau of slate and rolled stones, about 15km from the southern oceans of Africa. Made by the De Trafford team in Stellenbosch. This is the greatest grape of the famous Duoro region in Portugal. It is ideally suited to the awesome terroir of Malgas, with the cooler climate bringing out a complexity and balance difficult to achieve in the warmer Port regions.

Vineyard block:
The complex stony soils, together with a warm dry climate moderated by constant sea breezes provides an ideal terroir to produce something unique. The soils are typically 85% stone, with about 600mm deep round, pudding stones on the surface with schist in the subsoil, however most of the Touriga is planted on pure schist. All vines are grown as bush vines due to the exceptional low yield and vigour, from the 8 and 9 year old vines.
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JR 16.5

Country

ZA

Region

Malgas

Style

Red

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