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South Africa, Jonkershoek Valley, Stellenbosch

Stark-Conde

Stark-Conde Syrah 2015

Stark-Conde Syrah 2015 92 pts Tim Atkin MW

Food Accompaniments

Roast beef, leg of lamb


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

92 pts Tim Atkin MW 2017
José Condé adds a little bit of Roussanne and Viognier to his Syrah to spice things up a little, as well as 10% whole bunches. It’s a subtle, spicy, stony style, closer to the northern Rhône than the Swartland, as it were, with a meaty, tarry core. 2019-25.
90 pts Wine Spectator 10/15/18
Delicious blackberry and boysenberry confiture flavors form the core, which is liberally laced with licorice snap and warm fruitcake accents. Offers a toasted, fleshy finish. A crowd-pleaser. Drink now through 2019



Winemaker Notes

This is our “estate” blend of Syrah. It is primarily from what we call “Block 1,” which is full of fist-size river stones; it is surprising that anything can grow. The dense, structured fruit from that vineyard is complemented by two other vineyard blocks. We added about 5% whole bunch to the ferments. About 50% was done with natural yeasts. All the wine was aged in small French oak for 20 months, 20% new. A fine, elegant style of Syrah.



Chemical Analysis

Price

SKU

Varietal

14.5% alcohol by volume

$21.99

13285

Shiraz


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