Kershaw GPS Klein River Syrah 2017 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Western Cape
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'Clear, spicy red fruit with herbal hints on 2017. Bright, fresh acidity & gently grippy tannins, the oak (38% new) supportive. Should harmonise into a robust elegance with a few years in bottle, & develop longer.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (93/100)

'The 2017 Syrah Kershaw GPS Klein River has a bold and brassy bouquet of black cherries, boysenberry and raspberry preserve aromas, touches of peony and incense developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, lightly spiced with bay leaf, clove and a touch of curry leaf. I am just seeking a touch more mineralité and tension on the finish, but otherwise this is a very fine, quite substantial Syrah. Drink 2022-2036.' – Neal Martin, Vinous, 92/100 (Apr 2021)

'Klein River is in eastern Stanford and has a marked ocean influence. Planted in 1998 with Clone 1, the vineyard has produced a racy, perfumed, slightly saline Syrah, with undertones of wild herbs and liquorice, red cherry and pomegranate flavours and stylish oak. Drink 2020-25.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 92/100

'Restrained, yet with intent and subtle power, this vineyard exhibits high levels of rotundone producing piercing black pepper, powdery tannins complete with rich textures and a prodigious breadth of black-orientated fruit. The 2017 shows a mid-ruby colour, a nose heady with aromas of black pepper, cinnamon stick, star anise and black cherry panna cotta. Succulent in texture, this medium bodied Syrah is voluminous with a core of juicy Morello cherries, liquorice and molasses complexed with gorse bush, baked plums, bay leaf and angostura bitters underpinned with fine grippy tannins and a long lush finish.' – Richard Kershaw, Winemaker
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Richard Kershaw
Alcohol 13.9%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Syrah made from clone SH1
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Shiraz / Syrah
Rating PG 93
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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