Oldenburg Vineyards Syrah 2009

The wine has a colour defined by deep, concentrated, crimson hues. Ripe cherries, violets and meaty notes characterize the nose, complemented by cool climate white pepper tones. The palate is full of bright and juicy berry fruit; the oaking displays itself as a subtle vanilla infusion, with wisps of mocha. The wine has a subtle but firm tannin structure which encases a succulent core, delicious berry fruit and tannin endures all the way to the finish.

Drink with substantial meat roasts or casseroles.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Simon Thompson
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.50 % vol  rs : 3.89 g/l  pH : 3.60  ta : 5.36 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) - 89 points
JancisRobinson.com - 16/20
Syrah du Monde 2012 - Silver
IWC 2012 - Bronze
IWSC 2012 - Bronze
Decanter 2012 - Commended

ageing : This Syrah has a lovely richness about it and should easily mature for 4 - 6 years after the vintage.

in the vineyard :  Cultivar: Shiraz, SH 9
Rootstock: 101-14
Planted: 2004
Row Direction: NW/SE
Plant Density: 2,000 vines / ha
Soil Type: Oakleaf and Glenrosa
Trellis System: VSP - 3 wire
Pruning: 2 bud spurs
Irrigation: Supplementary drip
Acidity: 5.71
pH at Harvest: 3.39

about the harvest: Picking Date: 27th February 2009
Grape Sugar: 25° B

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