A rich nose expressing true Syrah character. Intense cloves, violets and black cherries continuous into tanned leather, cedar wood and vanilla. This nose expands on the palate into ripe plums and cinnamon, with intense but fresh fine grained tannins. A peppery structure with a toasted nuttiness and earthy undertones, which is softened by sweet caramel and beeswax undertones. Drink now to 2024+. 93/100 Greg SHerwood MW
Producer Information: Welbedacht
Sports mad Schalk Burger bought Welbedacht in 1997. As well as the neighbouring farm and the two Welbedacht Estate farms meant that all wine was grown, made and bottled on the Estate. They renovated the old Manor home, built their own full-sized cricket field, a 1,000-ton cellar, planted new vineyards as well as the restoring some 40-year-old vineyards; to make Welbedacht the blossoming haven it is today. They have a total of 110 hectares of fine vineyards. The 12 cultivars that we produced are Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Cinsaut, Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Merlot and Mourvedre. The Burger family have become synonymous with rugby in South Africa as well as the world with Schalk snr and Schalk jnr becoming the 8th father and son to both play for South Africa.