Name: Kershaw Clonal Selection Syrah
Country: South Africa
Region: Western Cape
Producer: Richard Kershaw Wines
Wine Enthusiast Review: 90 points
"An elegant and well-balanced Syrah, initial scents of red cherry and brambly berry lead into more refined notes of cola spice, game, leather and a touch of sweet smoke. The palate is smooth and easy, with silky tannins that are surprisingly approachable and red cherry and berry flavors that are bright and refreshing. Final hits of white pepper and cured game grace the medium-length finish."
Wine Advocate Review: 90 points
"The Clonal Selection Elgin Syrah is matured in around 40% new oak. It has a subtle red berry, bergamot and violet-scented bouquet that is very defined and sophisticated. The palate is beautifully balanced, smooth and seductive in the mouth, with the acidity very well judged; there is plenty of lush red cherry, wild strawberry and white pepper notes on the finish. This is is very fine, though I personally have a wild crush on the Chardonnay."
- Neal Martin
Wine Spectator Review: 89 points
"Focused, with a sanguine thread weaving through the core of lightly steeped plum and cherry fruit, giving way to a hint of white pepper on the finish. An elegant style. Drink now. 543 cases made."