The grapes are hand picked from a select portion of a single vineyard block, hand sorted three times before going into stainless steel fermenters where a combination of state of the art winery technology and old-style winemaking techniques take care of designing this unique, hand crafted wine. Fermented at 26.5oC for 14 days. Eighteen months in 300 litre French oak barrels 15% first, 35% second and 50% third fill.
The Tamboerskloof John Spicer Syrah 2015 has a medium ruby colour. On the nose blueberry, wild bramble and cassis dominate, followed by charming floral notes of violets and cherry. It finishes with spices, black pepper and sage. The entry is youthful with an amazingly generous middle palate with loads of texture and fresh acidity. The follow-through of fruit from nose to palate is excellent. A powerful finish, great oak integration with leather and tobacco notes. A powerfully, elegant wine.