Rustenberg Stellenbosch Syrah 2004

Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Online Edition - 91 Points
Wine Spectator August 2007 - 92 Points

Deep purple inky hues. Hugely impressive aromatic spectrum reminiscent of great Rhône wines. The aromas start off savoury and meaty, then develop very concentrated and complex perfume and spice notes with cloves, cinnamon and violents being prominent. The palate entry exhibits tremendous concentration of flavour and fruit tannin, which surprisingly finishes fresh and dry.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Syrah
winery : Rustenberg Wines
winemaker : Adi Badenhorst
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.83 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.86  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Online Edition - 91 Points
Wine Spectator August 2007 - 92 Points

ageing : Up to 12 years from vintage.

in the vineyard : 
Situation: Simonsberg Mountain, Stellenbosch
Altitude: 200 m
Distance from sea: ±25 km
Soil type: Oakleaf (Tukulu)
Rootstock: 101 - 14 Mgt
Age of vines: 7 - 24 Years
Trellising: Vertically shoot positioned
Pruning: 2 Bud spur pruning
Irrigation: Drip irrigation

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested in March 2004.
Grape analysis:
Acidity: 5.8 g/l
pH: 3.6
Sugar: 25.1° Balling
Yield: 3.5 t/ha

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