Boschkloof Epilogue Syrah 2014, WO Stellenbosch, 14 Abv.
Tasting Note: Beautifully dark, opaque black plum colour. Alluring, seductive nose of black cherry, burnt coal embers, German deli, black chocolate and sweet cassis fruit complexity. The oak treatment is pristinely well judged, with faint hints of vanilla pod and spicy cedar. Impeccable balance and freshness, this wine is a dead ringer for an E.Guigal 2010 Cote Rotie, from one of their best vintages ever. What makes this wine is its pin point precision, purity, and focus. Naturally very youthful, but I can see all the elements that have seduced the world’s top wine journalists. I’ll admit to being late to the game. Hell, I’ve missed the national anthems and we’re 20 minutes into the first half. But I got there in the end… and I’m there to watch the grand stand finish. Beautiful wine. A six pack of this is going straight into my cellar! Bravo Reenen Borman. (Wine Safari Score: 97+/100 Greg Sherwood MW)