Kottabos, Grenache – Syrah, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2020
Boschkloof was purchased in 1995 and named after the natural ravine or ‘kloof’ on the farm. The land consists of rolling hills and picturesque mountain backdrops. The soil consists mostly of decomposed granite and koffieklip. The original vineyards on the farm consisted mostly of Cape Riesling but Jacques decided to remove it and plant better-suited cultivars like Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Today Boschkloof is most renowned for their Syrah especially the single vineyard bottling called Epilogue. It was the first red wine of South Africa to score 98 points by an internationally acclaimed critic.
This is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah which needs a few minutes to relax and kick of its shoes but when it does you’ll delight in a wine which is robust and strapping but not overblown as some other expressions of this blend can be.
Described by winemaker Reenen Borman as “Perfumed. Garrigue. Elegant.”… we say, ’nuff said.
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