Seven Springs Syrah 2014


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75cl bottle.

Seven Springs Vineyard is a premium wine producer, situated on the R320 Hemel en Aarde Valley road, between the seaside town of Hermanus and the spa town of Caledon, in the picturesque Western Cape, South Africa. The vineyard nestles between Shaws Mountain to the north and the Teslaarsdal Mountain Range to the south, with Walker Bay and the Atlantic Ocean beyond these mountains. It is this oceanic influence, coupled with our shale derived soils, known locally as Bokkeveld Shale, that gives our vines the potential to produce exceptional grapes from both north and south facing vineyards. Noble varieties have been planted to express the full potential of each cultivar.

Coming from a cooler climate vineyard, this is not your typical South African Syrah. Though it offers a beautiful dark crimson colour and layered mid-palate, the wine is more European in style. That is to say less power and more elegance. It has a delightful mouthfeel balanced by structured, though supple, tannins. The fruit is more red berry forest fruits with a touch of violets and white pepper spice on the finish. Incredibly harmonious with a long, fresh, earthy end palate that lingers long after the wine has been swallowed! A classy, well-structured, wine balanced by fresh fruit aromas, a hint of spice and beautiful supple tannins. 

This wine will pair beautifully with most red meats but in particular, game birds and venison or slow-cooked lamb stew. Mouth-watering in its own right, the structure and complexity of this wine will cut through the flavours of stronger flavoured dishes, while remaining elegant and focused. Dark chocolate or mature blue cheeses will also match perfectly.

Critic Reviews:

Tom Cannavan

The quality and the intelligent, classy and quite European-styled nature of this whole portfolio continues to impress.