Full Review

Kershaw

Kershaw
2017 Clonal Selection, Syrah, Elgin

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13.5%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$64
2021 Best Syrah

Kershaw
2017 Clonal Selection, Syrah, Elgin

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13.5%
Medium dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of black olive, leather, black tea, soil, violets, dried sage, dried blueberry, and fresh blackberry with a silky, lively, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, complex, very long finish conveying notes of vanilla and espresso with fine, well-integrated, firm tannins and light oak flavor. A delicious Syrah that balances the bright and the brooding - full of dark fruit and coastal brush notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: black olive, leather, black tea, soil, violets, dried sage, dried blueberry, and fresh blackberry
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of vanilla and espresso
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious Syrah that balances the bright and the brooding - full of dark fruit and coastal brush notes.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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Syrah

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Syrah - also known as Shiraz, especially in Australia - is a red wine with rich, zesty plum and blackberry fruit along with a light spicy, sometimes peppery quality. The grape has light to medium tannins, meaning lighter versions are drinkable upon release. This has certainly helped this wine's popularity in the United States.

Full-bodied versions, such as Côte-Rôtie from France's Rhone Valley, are intense, deeply concentrated wines that need many years to round out; these are generally at their best seven to ten years after the vintage and can drink well for 20 years plus from the best vintages.

Recommended foods with Syrah include most red meats, game and barbecued foods.