Monday, August 15, 2011

Syrah by Rudi Schultz Stellenbosch 2008 91+ Points

Syrah by Rudi Schultz Stellenbosch 2008 91+ Points

Medium clear, dark cherry red with slight purple rim, high concentration and high viscosity, no gas or sediment.

Clean, high intensity, hauntingly fragrant, ripe red plums, cassis, blackcurrant liqueurs, black and blue berries, complex pebbly and leathery note, fragrant cedar and oak vanillin, tobacco, multilayered complexity.

Dry with some residual sugar, medium plus acidity, possibly acidified, medium tannin, high alcohol (15ABV) ripe plums, cassis, complex stewed black fruits, Oolong/Darjeeling tea leaf note, medium plus length and medium plus complexity, impressive concentration, opulent style without being heavy, peppery and rich, seamless oak integration, 100% French oak, 20 months in 50% new and balance older barrels.

Now until 2020+