Reyneke, Biodynamic Syrah 750ml 2018South Africa, Stellenbosch
'Tightly coiled 2018, with distinct white pepper spicing. Darker-toned ripe fruit but fresh, showcasing benefits of biodynamic farming in challenging years. As previous, some whole bunches, & old-oak matured 14 months, enhancing dry chalky impression. Deserves ageing.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (94/100)
'Made with fruit from two parcels on granite soils, this deeply coloured Syrah shows the class of the Polkadraai area for this classic Rhône variety. Firm, sinewy and complex, it has notes of fresh blood and fynbos, sappy tannins and layered black cherry and blackberry fruit. Drink 2022-28.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 92/100
'What of the current-release 2018? Winemaking involved 30% whole-bunch fermentation before maturation lasting 14 months in older barrels and foudre before another three months in tank. The nose shows red fruit, white pepper and fynbos while the palate is light-bodied with fresh acidity and crunchy tannins, the finish nicely dry. It’s delicious, but you wouldn’t necessarily call it profound and the pricing is probably appropriate.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 91/100
Alc: 13% | RS: 2.2 g/L | TA: 4.9 g/L | PH: 3.76
Reyneke is one of 5 Stellenbosch properties to get First Growth status in Tim Atkin’s 2017 SA Report. Reyneke farm began in 1863 when it was then named ‘Uitzicht’, meaning ‘view’. It is located overlooking Stellenbosch and False Bay with north, south and east facing slopes. Reyneke is certified organic and biodynamic and follows sustainable practices in everything they do. ‘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,’ says Neal Martin.
|Technical analysis||RS: 2.2 g/L | TA: 4.9 g/L | PH: 3.76|
|Variety||Shiraz / Syrah|
|Blend information||100% Shiraz / Syrah|
|Drink to||Drink or cellar|
Wine Cellar ships throughout South Africa. See our shipping guidelines below.
Available on all orders over R1,500, excluding event tickets. The expected delivery times are the same as 'Standard door-to-door' below.
Shipping fees are calculated on the delivery ‘street code’ provided during checkout.
- Cape Town & surrounds: 1 – 2 working days
- Joburg, Pretoria, PE & Bloemfontein: 3 – 4 working days
- Durban & regional areas: 4 – 5 working days
COLLECTION (Cape Town only):
Orders are available for free collection at our Cape Town office only. You will be notified as soon as your order is ready for collection.
Wine Cellar offers professional wine storage at our premises in Cape Town. If you are not an existing cellaring client, please view our rates and set up an account by visiting our cellaring page.
For this special overnight road service, orders must be placed before 13h00 SAST. The order will be delivered by the close of business the following working day.
We use a third party courier for international shipping. Please contact email@example.com for the rates and delivery options.
More wines from this producer
Reyneke, Reserve White 2017 South Africa, StellenboschR315In Stock
Reyneke, Reserve Red 2017 South Africa, StellenboschR550In Stock
Reyneke, Organic Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 South Africa, Western CapeR95In Stock
Reyneke, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 South Africa, StellenboschR930Out of stock
AG: Antonio Galloni of Vinous.com | AM: Allen Meadows of Burghound.com | CE: Christian Eedes of Winemag.co.za | DEC: Decanter | GS: Greg Sherwood MW | JS: James Suckling | JR: JancisRobinson.com | JD: Jeb Dunnuck | NM: Neal Martin of Vinous.com OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show | PG: Platter's Guide | ST: Stephen Tanzer of Vinous.com | TA: Tim Atkin MW | VIN: Vinous.com | WA: Wine Advocate | WE: Wine Enthusiast | WM: Winemag.co.za Report | WS: Wine Spectator