British wine journalist Jamie Goode has championed the 2010 vintage of Reyneke Reserve Red, singling it out as one of the best South African wines he has tasted. A blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellenbosch, the 2009 Reserve Red was described by the Wine Advocate as ‘world class’ and Jamie awards the 2010 a whopping 96 points.
Amazing fresh ripe red fruits nose with pepper spice and a hint of olive. Lovely supple, sweet red fruits palate with some black cherry richness and delicious peppery vitality. There’s real freshness and complexity here, with precision and firm fine-grained tannins providing substantial structure. Warm climate finesse. This is a superb wine that should age very nicely, but if you don’t mind a bit of structure it’s beautiful now. 96/100