Sijnn Red 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Malgas
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‘Distinctive shiraz-driven flagship with trincadeira (tinta amarela), cab, mourvèdre & touriga in 2018. Forest-floor fruit harmoniously melded with a fine texture & elegant vinosity in an ageworthy blend that’s compelling & profound. Rich, dark & spicy, lifted by thrilling acid, firm tannin. 20% new oak, some Hungarian, 22 months. Also in 1.5 & 3L, as White.’ – Platter’s Guide, 5* (97/100)

‘Made in the heat of the very dry 2018 vintage, this shows how well this remarkable, isolated site can cope with tough conditions. Syrah focused with 45% Tinta Amarela, Trincaderia, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre and Touriga Nacional, it marries aromas of lavender and pine aromas, subtle wood, meaty tannins and flavours of bramble, blackberry and cassis. 2022-28’ – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2021, 95/100

'A vibrant deep red colour. Savoury and wild, with red berries, lavender, thyme and rosemary on the nose. It is inky and wild but has a beautiful freshness, and concentration on the mid palate. Charcuterie, entwined with rich dark spice and chocolate. It is elegantly powerful with a youthful freshness, yet a deep concentration, and a structured firm tannin profile, making sure this wine will last for many years. A beautiful lingering flavour remains on your palate, long after taking a sip. Hints of Blueberry cheesecake, a smooth and creamy texture on the palate. 2023-2030' – Sijnn

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Condition New
Winemaker Charla Bosman
Alcohol 13.66%
Body Medium to full-bodied
Blend information 55% Syrah, 17% Trincadeira, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Mourvedre and 7% Touriga Nacional
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Blend
Rating PG 97
Producer information David Trafford’s Sijnn project is based in Malgas along the Breede River. Forty kilometers away from any other vineyards, it's tremendously rocky soil and Breede River-influenced microclimate is unlike any other in South Africa. These unfiltered, unfined, real wines are made in tiny volumes and speak of Malgas’ amazing terroir.
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