Cape Landing Blackwood Syrah 2020

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The team use a mix of equal quantities whole bunch and destemmed berries. There follows ten months maturation in French oak puncheons (30% new), on lees, with fortnightly batonnage. Dark maroon, this wine offers notes of cigar boxes, mushrooms, blackfruits, mulberries, tobacco leaves and warm earth with a pleasing sour cherry note on the finish. At this stage, a burly, concentrated style, though anticipate this to soften over time, with firm but fine tannins, good acidity and excellent length. A savoury style, this is still youthful, and it is hard to imagine that this won’t be even better in two to three years and then drink beautifully for a decade.

Variety: Red Wine, Syrah