Harvested from three vineyards in Elim, each from a different clone, on soils varying from shale, gravel and decomposed granite also known as Koffieklip, the 2014 Syrah is a beautiful example of cool-climate Syrah and a great counterpoint to the more commonly found warm-climate Syrah in South Africa. Minimal intervention was used during the winemaking process. After de-stemming, wine fermented in open-top containers and benefitted from daily punch-downs. The wine then spent 14 months in old 225L French oak and was bottled in winter 2015. Succulent and spicy: shows off the advantages of growing Syrah in a cool climate to full effect. Poised and compact with an elegant persistence (or should that be a persistent elegance?) on the palate. Quite open and accessible given its youth.