Herpå vinificerer han druerne på flere forskellige måder. En del gennemgår den såkaldte maceration carbonique (som kendes fra Beaujolais-distriktet), en anden del gæres ved meget lav temperatur og der eksperimenteres også med forskellige gærtyper. De enkelte vine fadmodnes separat, og når komponenterne endelig sammensættes bliver resultatet en forbløffende kompleks og harmonisk vin, med stor dybde og rigdom, men også med en forunderlig elegance og mineralitet, som uafværgeligt leder tankerne i retning af meget kostbare vine fra det nordlige Rhône.
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Dark, rich red and black fruits with a core of floral black pepper compound each other and create a synergy with the 2017 Swartland Syrah. The spice aromas are well-integrated on the nose. The palate is tightly structured and focused with the precision of high-quality Syrah. The finish is focused and has an assertiveness that is clearly Syrah. With precision of balance, the medium to full-bodied wine lingers on the long finish, which has a tight tannic grip that will last for years to come. 27,000 bottles were produced from a natural and spontaneous fermentation, with 35% whole cluster. 2019-2031.
The 2017 Syrah is 35% whole bunch fruit, fermented in concrete and matured for 16 months in 60% new oak. It has a seductive, beautifully defined bouquet, the pure dark cherry, boysenberry and pressed violet aromas wafting from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, astutely judged acidity and lovely cohesion. There is real elegance in this Syrah, and a classic finish. You might well mistake it for the Northern Rhône (Cornas?) if served blind. Superb. 2022 - 2045.
Some real interest here! It's young, but its various aromatic registers point to future complexity: black fruit, pomegranate, black pepper, oregano, rose... but still on the closed side for now. Medium to full, good energy and tension, finishing dry and grippy - it's more tannic than many South African Syrahs. The fruit comes from two sites in the Swartland (Porseleinberg and Goldmine), fermented separately after partial destemming. Still one of the go-to estates for Syrah in South Africa. Drinking Window 2020 - 2025.
Gottfried Mocke has the advantage of using grapes from two contrasting but equally wonderful Syrah sites to produce this impressive red: Goldmine on decomposed schist and Porseleinberg on rocky, unyielding schist. Showing subtle stony aromas, it's deftly oaked, layered and very complex, with cherry and blackberry fruit, nuanced tannins and racy, refreshing acidity. One of the Cape's best examples. 2021-32.
Boekenhoutskloof er en anerkendt 100P producent, der gentagende gange har vundet international hæder blandt de kendte vinskribenter bla. Robert Parker.