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Rustenberg Buzzard Kloof Syrah 2013 Wine Review

Rustenberg Buzzard Kloof Syrah 2013

Rustenberg Buzzard Kloof Syrah 2013

Simonsberg-Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Rustenberg

Agent: Woodman Wines & Spirits

More Vintages: 2011  2010  2010 

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Wineboy rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Is it my imagination or are more people drinking S. African wine these days? I insist on a cleaner style with S. African wine for me to score it higher - and this is that. Loads of berries and pleasing smoke and popcorn. It has a HINT of that leather note S. Africa is famous for. Finishes smooth with a lovely viscous mouthfeel.
A full-bodied, smoky South African red wine with aromas of cassis and black currant. Finishes with woodsmoke and dark spice. Pair with prime rib. MINE: The 2011 vintage of the Buzzard Kloof Syrah went through a full malolactic fermentation in oak barrels to soften its acids and add creaminess. The wine was aged in 38% new oak barrels (casks) for 20 months. This wine is named after the hunting ground of many birds of prey in Rustenberg. Finishes with clove, cinnamon and cracked pepper. The Buzzard Kloof Syrah vines are planted on a south-facing slope and produce grapes borne of three French clones. OTHER: Supple, beautifully balanced with softly informing tannic structure. Charming and delicious in youth, can only improve in harmony and character for good few years. Score - 4.5 Stars (out of 5) (Platter's South African Wine Guide, 2017). - Community Wine Reviews
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