Kershaw Clonal Selection Elgin Syrah 2017 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Elgin
R500
In stock
(Only 5 left)
94
NM
'The 2017 Syrah Kershaw Clonal Selection Elgin is matured in 42% new oak with a small batch in breathable plastic eggs. It demonstrates a little reduction on the nose, but soon shakes this off to reveal black plum, boysenberry, bay leaf, wild heather and peaty aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, poised and focused, delivering great delineation and structure toward the precise finish. Absolutely top class. Drink 2022-2040.' – Neal Martin, Vinous, 94/100 (Apr 2021)

'This is now the sixth vintage of Richard Kershaw's Elgin Syrah, made with grapes from the north, south and west of the valley and featuring clones SH9C and SH22. Elegant and scented, it's very much a cool climate style with wild strawberry and red cherry fruit and zippy acidity. Drink 2020-25.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 94/100

'Customary pure, clean fruit & light perfume on 2017. Intense, dense fruit on richly textured palate, with ripely smooth tannins. Very youthful still, showing some oak (41% new, 17 months). Magnums too. All wines 13.5-13.9% alcohol.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (93/100)

'Subtle, precise style built on fine tannins that educe harmony, freshness with flavours of black skinned fruit, iodine and ground white peppercorns.' – Richard Kershaw, Winemaker
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Richard Kershaw
Alcohol 13.5%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Syrah made up of clones SH9c & SH22
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Shiraz / Syrah
Rating NM 94
Producer information Master of Wine and award-winning Elgin based winemaker, Richard Kershaw has one of the most unique approaches to winemaking in the Cape. He focuses on clonal selection and meticulously sources grapes from small parcels. Working with what is best suited to Elgin, Richard started with Chardonnay but soon branched out to Syrah and Pinot Noir. Formerly with Kanu and Mulderbosch, British-born Richard has an encyclopaedic knowledge of all matters vinous. His wines are produced in small quantities, they are refined and elegant, often described as ethereal.
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