This is a gorgeous and superbly balanced Syrah that’s a real joy to drink. Aromas of cherry, whole vanilla bean, berry preserves and black tea leaves fill the bouquet, while solid notes of raspberry and red plum fill the mouth. The crushed velvet texture with dusty but firm tannins transitions seamlessly to the long coffee and black-pepper infused finish.
There’s a serious herbal edge to this wine, with notes of bergamot tea leaves and menthol shining through the black raspberry and plum core. But it’s all balanced and delicious, with the rich fruit never failing to support it all, especially as the peppery spice comes into play in the mouth and the cocoa-like tannins linger on the finish.
Soft foliage notes lead on the nose of this wine, with supporting aromas of strawberry, raspberry and stewed rhubarb. The medium-weight mouth offers moderate tannins and a good streak of lifting acidity, resulting in a texture like crushed satin. Fruit-skin flavors linger on the medium-length close alongside accents of pepper and sweet spice.
A big, exuberant nose leads on this impressive Syrah. On the palate, it’s a muscular red, with balance, strength and elegant tannins. Mouthfilling but minerally enough to maintain poise, it will age well or pair now with roasted meat.
Mocha, cherry and a touch of mint start this Syrah from South Africa. On the palate, the wine offers classic, pretty Syrah flavors of red fruit and pepper, and will pair well with meat and spicy dishes. Sophisticated but friendly.
This wine has an exuberant, juicy quality to it that is extremely attractive for solo sipping. Bright berry and spice on the nose are followed by mouthwatering, round fruit in the mouth. Pepper and spice mingle with good structure and a long finish, making this an impressive showing from Schultz.