Old Road Wine Company is company-owned but boutique-minded. Winemaker Ryan Puttick and viticulturist Heinie Nel are keen to emphasize the effort invested in finding special small pockets, some heritage-certified and increasingly in areas beyond the label’s original locus. They work with amphoras, whole bunches and wild ferments, among others to bring out the best of each parcel.
Their Elite Range is a selection of ultra-premium regional-specific wines, handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail from vineyard to bottle. From the rugged corners of the Cape’s wine country, this Syrah reflects the loyal perseverance of the postman of old. Not deterred by rain or shine, a 12-mile distance or fatigue, this messenger never faltered.
Old Road Wine Co. 12 Mile Syrah 2018
Region: Western Cape
This restrained, delicate treatment resulted in a great example of the new elegant style of South African Syrah. It is spicy and rich with textured layers and ripe, but fresh berry fruit. On the nose, there is inviting blackcurrant with aromatic notes of white pepper and coriander. On the palate soft, velvety tannins combine with lingering mulberry fruit and great structure for a memorable taste encounter.
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