Lismore Estate Syrah 2016

★★★★☆
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Hails from: Cape South Coast, South Africa. Grapes: Syrah

Winemaker Samantha O’Keefe makes my favourite South African Syrah, period. A mix of Greyton and Elgin fruit, the wine starts savoury with hints of olive, pepper and herb before juicy red cherry and black fruits burst out of the mid-palate. The finish is structured, mouth-watering and moreish. Not as big as Rhone but that makes it all the more alluring.

Dry Red Wine made by: Lismore Estate

Drink 2019-2025. Circa £26.00 (find this wine). Tasted: January 2019

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