Friday, October 18, 2013

Stellenzicht Syrah 2002 90 Points

2002 was a year of hell as a vintage for various reasons, very few red wines have survived as I have said before, very late harvested Syrah was the superstar of the season.

This brilliant offering may show sign of evolution in color, however it is still as fresh as a daisy, savory lenght, absolutely fantastic, it may have peak now or complete it's process over the next 2 years (2015+), yet will plateau up to 2022+
Seek it out, from the farm

Alcohol: irresponsibly very high | 15 % abv

Origin: Stellenbosch

Notes: Christmas fruit cake|earthy | tobacco | olive | leather

Ideal drinking occasions: Winter time

Serve with: pheasant ragout

Drink: now until 2022+