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South Africa, Walker Bay

Creation Wines

Creation Syrah Grenache 2015

Creation Syrah Grenache 2015 92 pts Wine Advocate

Tasting Notes

Apr 2018 - The 2015 Creation Syrah Grenache blend has an alluring aromatic profile with earth and spice toned notes of coriander, light white pepper, a touch of leather, smoke and licorice with a dark fruit base on the nose. Medium fuller to fuller bodied there’s expressive dark fruit that is countered by a savory cast mimicking the aromatics. An undercurrent of acidity gives a vibrant, juicy feel to the concentrated fruit flavors, while fine, but tighter grained tannins give a firm tug on the backend leading to a dry finish. This is a terroir, earth-toned driven style with ample fruit and acidity to counter balance. This should really come together in a year or two and drink impressively over the next 2-3 years after. If you drink earlier please decant.

Food Accompaniments

Ideally suited to red meat dishes, especially Cape Malay lamb curry.

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

92 pts Wine Advocate Issue #230 april 2017
A blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache, the 2015 Syrah / Grenache manages to capture the floral scents of the Syrah, wilted rose petal and iris complementing the black fruit, hints of clove developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, quite firm grip with a lovely pepperiness that lingers on the aftertaste. This is a very capable Rhône blend with very fine tension and intensity. I love here how the tongue tingles long after the wine has departed.
4 Stars 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
15 power & muscular 80/20 blend with taut tannins surrounding an opulent dark blackcurrant fruit core, needs time to unfurl, as did chunky 14.

Winemaker Notes

Dark purple in colour, almost black, with flashes of deep crimson. Alluring aromas of ripe black olive elegantly complemented by whiffs of pepper. A well-endowed, full-bodied Rhône-style blend with intense flavours of ripe plum, black pepper, tapenade and umami. Supple ripe tannins and well-integrated, natural acidity contribute to the appeal.

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Chemical Analysis




14.5% alcohol by volume



Red Blend

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