Simonsig 2011 Syrah South Africa Merindol

Simonsig Estate's much honored Merindol Syrah (a name taken from the Malan Family Coat of Arms) is a premium quality, oak-matured Syrah from a selected single vineyard site in South Africa's Stellenbosch region. The vineyard was planted in 1996 to the best Syrah clones available and it has resulted in a number of award-winning Syrahs over the years. Simonsig's 2011 Merindol Syrah is a rich, velvety, powerful and full-bodied wine with an elegant hint of violets. Sweet aromas soften this masculine wine, while an abundance of dark fruit is well integrated with notes of vanilla and cinnamon. Gentle use of oak complements the luscious layers of berries and cherries that are supported by well-structured yet soft tannins. [+]