Fans of the single-vineyard Epilogue Syrah from Polkadraai Hills property Epilogue Syrah won’t be disappointed in the recently released 2019 vintage as it has that same refined and sophisticated feel of its predecessors – polished but not too polished.
Vinification involved 50% whole-bunch fermentation, while 25% was matured in new 400-litre oak barrels and the remaining 75% in concrete egg. Initially, it shows black berries, earth, cracked pepper and spice but with time in the glass, red fruit and floral perfume become evident, too. Alcohol is 14% and the palate has no shortage of heft. Good fruit definition, lemon-like acidity and tannins that are grippy but not too aggressive. 95/100 Christian Eedes winemag.co.za