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Clonal selection elgin syrah

structural elegance with freshness and a cooling mid-palate

100% Syrah made up of clones SH9c & SH22.

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Mid cherry red, the nose exudes raspberry, black plum, green pepper and hints of lavender. A supple entry, structural elegance with freshness and a cooling mid-palate where the tannins appear seamless yet still firm and the acid supportive but not too lively. This is a polished wine already brim-full of fruit, classic black pepper and sweet spices. A real depth of flavour with a dry, smooth extended finish will reward those who cellar this vintage for the next 5-8 years.

Selected from 5 small parcels of Syrah.

This Syrah went through a 17-month maturation. No finings were necessary, and the wine was simply racked and bottled unfiltered.


A small number of artisanal coopers were selected from Burgundy and Rhone, with only French oak chosen. Importantly, each clone and soil type were micro-vinified as separate batches. Each batch used an algorithm that we have developed to ascertain which coopers work best and how many new and used barrels are utilised.

Overall, the average in 2019 was 58% new oak matured in 12 barriques, 7 Puncheon and the rest in breathable eggs.

Alcohol: 13.93% | pH: 3.53 | RS: 2.4 g/l


per 750ml


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Platter's Wine Guide 2023

4.5 Stars

94 points


Tim atkin


Like his Clonal Selection Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this Syrah uses fruit from a number of different Elgin parcels. Entirely destemmed and subsequently aged in 58% new wood, it's taut, tangy and meaty, with good weight, appealing tapenade and black olive flavours and a bright, refreshing, mineral core. 2023-30.
-Tim Atkin MW, South Africa Report 2022

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