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Rustenberg Buzzard Kloof Syrah


Rustenberg's Buzzard Kloof Syrah exhibits an enticing nose of pepper, violets and ripe berry fruits which follow through to a well-structured and lengthy palate with fine grained tannins. This is beautifully refined Syrah in an elegant, northern Rhône inspired style.

Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Subregion: Stellenbosch
Vintage: 2018
Colour: Red
Grape Variety: Syrah/Shiraz
ABV: 14.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Les Bleus meet the Springboks
Drink With: Grilled shish kebabs

Rustenberg's Buzzard Kloof is a unique vineyard that is planted with French clones of Syrah imported before the turn of the century. The name “Buzzard Kloof” arose from the Jackal and Steppe buzzards that can be seen circling the thermal currents above the kloof (ravine) within which the vineyard is situated. This Syrah is unique in that it planted on one of the coolest and least sun-exposed slopes on the Rustenberg estate, resulting in a long, late ripening process which consistently produces the most structured and full bodied Syrah on the property. 20 months in 40% new French oak pairs deliciously with Syrah's natural spice.