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Deconstructed groenland Bokkeveld SHale SH9c

resonating elegance, finesse of tannin, and purity of fruit

100% Syrah made up of clone 9c.

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Sourced from a single parcel in the northern part of Elgin the 9c clone when planted in cooler areas is known to produce wines that are well-scented, delicately balanced and savoury. They are medium in weight resonating elegance, finesse of tannin, and purity of fruit, the flavours revealing more white pepper, violet/lavender, Victoria plum and iodine. They tend to exude freshness and energy with lively acidity giving precision to the wine. On Bokkeveld Shale soils it brings amplified perfume, more structural integrity and concentration to the flavour.

The wine rested in barrel for 17 months. A small number of artisanal coopers were selected, all from Burgundy and the Rhone, with only French oak chosen. Importantly, this wine was micro vinified as a separate batch. In 2019 50% is new oak and was matured in two 228 litre barrels.

Alcohol: 14% | pH: 3.65 | RS: 1.4 g/l


per 750ml


Tim atkin


Intense aromas of incense and lavender are your introduction to this remarkable Elgin Syrah, which belongs among the best iterations of the variety in South Africa. Stony and almost peaty, with notes of tar and black olive, plenty of inky concentration and layers of cooked meat and blackberry. 2024-30.

-Tim Atkin MW, South Africa Report 2022

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