Grapes for our Schist Syrah are sourced from a single parcel of 17 year old vines planted in the stony Shale and Schist soils of Roundstone Farm on the Kasteelberg. This parcel of Syrah gives the best expression of the Kasteelberg’s terroir – density and structure.
This is the most structured Syrah in our Single Terroir range. On the nose there are notes of black pepper, black fruit and spices. The palate is full-bodied with a meaty, savoury character, plenty silky tannins giving structure and a balancing natural acidity. The finish is fresh, long and supple. Best served at 16 to 18 °C, this wine will greatly benefit from decanting when drunk within the first 3 to 5 years after bottling.
- 2010 – 5 Stars Platter, 93 Wine Advocate, 96 Tim Atkin
- 2011 – 5 Stars Platter, 94 Wine Advocate
- 2012 – 4.5 Stars Platter, 95 Wine Advocate, 96 Tim Atkin
- 2013 – 96 Tim Atkin