2019 Syrah Stellenbosch
|Origin||South Africa, Stellenbosch|
The Stellenbosch Syrah has the feel and perfume of the northern Rhone. Michael Fridjhon (Nov 2020)
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Grapes from Bottelary and Polkadraai. Pretty aromatics of red fruit, white pepper, fynbos and lilies. The palate, meanwhile, is light-bodied with lemon-like acidity and fine tannins. Pure and delicate, this has a lovely clarity about it. Rating: 96 www.winemag.co.za (Oct 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. 2019, their second vintage was sold out on release, read the press release HERE.
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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