Ernie Els Proprietor’s Syrah 2014
Rich, glossy black and blueberry color
The Proprietors Syrah 2014 is an expression, showing baked plums, bacon-fat and a hint of cinnamon. Sweetly fruited throughout, the mid-palate is elegant and yet powerful offering a contemporary, luxurious style with rich intensity and depth. Notes of peppered salami and goji berries are wound around fruit-laden tannins and well integrated oak. Irresistible now, time will offer more savoury complexity and silky length.
Initial vineyard growth was slow due to late cold fronts experienced during August 2013 followed by cool, wet weather at the start of the growing season leading to some challenges. The wine potential looks promising in terms of quality. Moderate weather conditions during the harvest season contributed to intense red wines. It will age well for 7 to 10 years.
Personal food pairing:
I drank this with a Morrocan spiced lamb.
As well as beef, game birds and lamb with vegetables will pair well.