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Lot 473
Boekenhoutskloof; Syrah; 2009; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 4 800 - 5 500
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About this Item

Syrah, 2009
3 (1 x 3) 750ml
Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776 and since it’s modern era makeover in 1993 it has been under the guidance of maverick spirit, Marc Kent. Unafraid to experiment with the unconventional, Marc is the chief winemaker and driving force behind the dynamic farm, co-founded by the similarly innovative late Tim Rands. 

 

Critics Ratings

‘A personal highlight in the Syrah line-up, the 2009 shows the pedigree of the vintage with both power and finesse. It trades some of the riper fruit of earlier vintages for more ethereal perfume and spice, without losing any of its concentration or impression. Superb length, threaded with bright acidity and fine tannins. This is one of those wines that I would prefer to engage with completely on its own, without the distraction of food! Drinking extremely well now, but with lasting power.’ – Higgo Jacobs 2020, 97/100

‘Like the Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2009 Syrah is raised in French oak for 27 months, but second rather than first fill. It has a very precise bouquet that demands coaxing. It eventually reveals blackberry, raspberry coulis, Provencal herbs and a scent of ink. The palate is medium-bodied with beautifully integrated oak. This is quite a lascivious Syrah but it is not overbearing and it offers a sensual honeyed texture that is irresistible. This is an outstanding Syrah. Drink now-2020+’ – Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, 93/100 (2012)

‘Rock-solid, with a nice winey core of steeped black currant, sweet tapenade and singed tobacco leaf backed by a mouthwatering iron edge on the finish. Really fleshes out with air, letting the dark fruit and tobacco notes blossom together.’ – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 93/100 (2012)

Provenance

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