|Origin||South Africa, Stellenbosch|
The freshness of this Syrah is so impressive, beautiful concentration, with dark fruit, plum and blackberry, ground pepper and spice. Richly tannic, overlaid with wild herbs, black fruit and spice, the acidity gives a cracking line to the palate. This is a wonderfully sculpted mouthful of prime Syrah, that will give pleasure over the next decade at least. L&S (Jul 2020)
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A combination of Polkadraai and Bottelary grapes, winemaking involving multiple fermentations. A compelling nose of red and black berries, black pepper, fynbos, incense and wilted rose. The palate is rich and dense in the best way – intense but not weighty, this has great freshness and lovely ripe tannins in addition to impressive fruit. Super detail and energy, this immediately places among the best in the country. Rating: 97 www.winemag.co.za(Apr 2020)
Damascene is a seriously exciting new find for us in South Africa. Their maiden vintage here was 2018 and we were blown away by the results. The highly acclaimed Jean Smit, previously winemaker at Boekenhoutskloof, has teamed up with David Curl, former owner of Bordeaux’s Chateau Gaby. Their goal is to explore all across the South African winelands in search of exceptional site. Sites that deliver an important moment of insight, and hence the name of the project. A Damascene moment of clarity, where we can all understand the greatness of these small, prized plots. The vineyards are old and well established but small, so each of these brilliant wines is only released in very small quantities. We urge you to catch them while you can.
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