Samesyn Syrah 2022 [sample]

When your wine buddies release their very first wine.

And it’s a cool climate Syrah from the bottom of Africa. And includes not 1, but 2 cats on the enchanting label. And then gives it the most beautiful name: Samesyn means togetherness...chosen as a celebration that ‘life gets richer when we live in a community, and act with unity of purpose’.

I tasted this with a friend (community, unity of purpose 😉) and the words ‘deep, dark and seductive’ were repeated more than a few times.

The Wine:

The colour is like sunlight striking an actual ruby. The dark and seductive nose offers violets and dried rose petals; red cherries and raspberries; blackberries, blueberries and earthy beetroot; musk, cloves, mace and a touch of star anise; and behind these there is a subtle hum of savoury soy marinated meats.

Dry, fuller bodied, ripe slightly grainy guava peel-esque medium tannins, virtually imperceivable alcohol, adequate acidity, and a generous finish that introduces prunes, dark plums and a definite cool climate herbal undertone that’s both fragrant fynbos and olive leaves. My friend pointed out the pepper (I’ve lost rotundone...again...sigh).


Vini + Viti:

Syrah from 2 blocks in windswept Cape Agulhas: one exposed to the cool ocean breezes, the other more protected and facing inland. 30% whole-bunch, a gentle 10 day ferment, then aged in neutral French oak.


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