‘Their wines demonstrate the care they take, not infallible wines, rather honest and personality-driven wines that are distinctive, as much cerebral as sensory experiences. Their Syrah and Reserve White are…

‘Their wines demonstrate the care they take, not infallible wines, rather honest and personality-driven wines that are distinctive, as much cerebral as sensory experiences. Their Syrah and Reserve White are outstanding.’
– Neal Martin, 93/100

‘This field blend of Syrah wouldn’t look out of place in the northern Rhône.’ – Tim Atkin MW, 94/100

Reyneke, with their biodynamic approach, is one of 5 Stellenbosch properties to get First Growth status in Tim Atkin’s 2017 SA Report. No wine in their range epitomises their honest winemaking more than the Reyneke Syrah 2015.

Consistently one of our favourites, the 2015 Syrah is superb and offers it all – deliciousness, personality and fine wine craftsmanship with proven longevity. This is a fine northern Rhône-style wine that requires time to unfurl; we are currently enjoying the 2012.

This is a limited parcel and offers awesome value. If you love Syrah, it is a must.

Renowned for their fine Reserve White and Red, the yet-to-be-rated new releases are now available in limited quantities. We also have a few bottles of their extraordinary Natural Chenin Blanc 2016, produced from a 50-year-old block, which Tim Atkin gave 96 points and describes as ‘a thing of wonder’. View these wines online.

Tasting notes:

Reyneke, Syrah 2015 – R 165 
The 2015 Syrah, which comes from granite soils and biodynamically cultivated vines, has a tightly wound but pure bouquet at first with blueberry, boysenberry, iris and incense. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, very good backbone, a fine bead of acidity with black fruit infused with truffle, clove, white pepper and a touch of rosemary. I love the length here, the freshness and complexity, a Syrah with a long future ahead. This is stunning value. – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate 93/100 

Concrete fermented with 30% whole bunches, food-trodden and aged in large wooden foudres: this field blend of Syrah wouldn’t look out of place in the northern Rhône. Bloody, dense and firm, with notes of liquorice and dark, brooding fruit supported by tannins and freshness. 2018-25. – Tim Atkin MW, 94/100

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