‘Superb’ Rall Syrah: The best value Syrah released this year – 96pts

‘Superb’ Rall Syrah

The best value Syrah released this year – 96pts

Donovan Rall’s 15th vintage release is an accomplished set of wines by a masterful winemaker. The 2022s are ‘without doubt some of the most exciting in the country’, writes Christian Eedes.

The second release of the Rall Syrah is from the 2022 vintage and is the best value Syrah to hit the market this year. If you’re a Northern Rhône lover, this 96-pointer is a must! Aromatically beguiling with meat spice, concentrated fruit and wonderful citric freshness, it’s selling for only R280. As per Christian, ‘If 2021 was good, this is superb.’

‘Suberb’ Rall Syrah: The best value Syrah released this year – 96pts

The Rall White 2022 harks back to the taut and narrow 2019. This well-established SA white benchmark has added verve in 2022 thanks to a concrete egg of the Noa Chenin. It’s as smart as ever. The blend of 72% Chenin, 24% Verdelho and 4% Viognier is ‘thrilling to drink’, says Christian, rating it 97/100.

The 2021 Rall Red – always released a year later – maintains its Southern Rhône aesthetic with dark brooding fruit, some savoury depth and a cool mineral core, finishing fresh and grippy. The sense of power in this wine is balanced by lively acidity and a long, dry send-off.

Rall has garnered such a following that their scarce single-vineyards are only available on allocation. Please contact lauren@winecellar.co.za to request an allocation.

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