Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lands End Cape Agulhas Elim Syrah 2008 84 Points

Lands End Cape Agulhas Elim Syrah 2008 84 Points

Clear, bright cherry red with slight brown rim, medium plus concentration, medium plus viscosity, no gas or sediment.

Clean, with medium intensity, delicately ripe plums, cassis, wet earth note, peppery, Old World restraint, black olives, floral / rosemary complexity.

Dry with medium plus acidity, possibly acidified, medium plus alcohol, medium plus tannin, new flavours of ripe cherries, dark stone fruit, plums and savoury black olives, salty mineral, good Syrah profile, medium plus lenght and complexity.

If served under South African climatic condition served at 14 degrees celsius, will be good with a home made roast beef, now until 2019, if cellared under optimum conditions.

At 34S 1939 E it is one of the Southern most vineyard on the African continent.