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2016 Lismore Syrah "Greyton"Syrah from South Africa


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  • 95 Tim Atkin, MW
  • 93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 91 Wine Enthusiast
  • 91 International Wine Review
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"The 2015 has sold out so quickly that Sam O’Keefe is already on to the 2016, which is every bit as good and less funky. Bloody, rich and stony, this is focused, concentrated and well balanced, showing a lick of new oak, dark, brooding fruit flavours and a twist of white pepper. 2019-26. - Tim Atkin"

93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

"The 2016 Syrah, half each from Elgin and Greyton, includes 40% whole cluster fruit and was matured in 50% new oak. It has a perfumed bouquet of mulberry, blueberry and crushed iris aromas, quite Cote-Rotie in style and certainly very well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin and good grip in the mouth, and quite saline in style (especially in the second half), with just a hint of Japanese nori infiltrating the red fruit toward the finish. This is very refined and feels very persistent in the mouth, although it clearly needs a couple of years in bottle. Excellent. - Neal Martin" - Antonio Galloni's Vinous (August 2018), 93 pts

91 Wine Enthusiast

"Vibrant raspberry, blueberry and red cherry aromas leap from the glass of this elegant and refined Syrah, with faint hints of iris petals and thin mint for added depth. The palate is smooth and silky, with fine, well-integrated tannins and lively, saline-inflected freshness that keeps the palate lifted and the finish vibrant and enduring. Pepper and cola-like spice unfolds on the close. - Lauren BUZZEO" - Wine Enthusiast (July 2019), 91 pts

91 International Wine Review

"A richly expressive Syrah made of half estate fruit and half purchased fruit from Elgin. Pure plum, black raspberry and a touch of mulberry, it’s full in the mouth with good acidity and firm tannins on the finish. 40% whole bunch fermented and matured in oak vessels of diverse sizes. Samantha also showed us a barrel sample of her 2017 estate Syrah that was quite different—high toned, bright, perfumed, focused and elegant, more in a Northern Rhone style. An amazing Syrah!" - International Wine Review (February 2018), 91 pts

Product Detail

Item # 120599
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Sub-Region Western Cape

95 - Tim Atkin, MW

93 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

91 - Wine Enthusiast

91 - International Wine Review

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Syrah
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Taste currant, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry
Nose spice box, cedar and dark fruit