Premium Syrah wine from GlenWood, FranshhoekPremium Syrah wine from GlenWood, Franshhoek

GlenWood, Grand Duc Syrah 2017

(2 reviews)

One of GlenWood’s most iconic wines. Full bodied Syrah with white pepper spice, smoky, concentrated dark fruit aromas and smooth, supple tannins.

Aged for 2 years in 100% new French oak barrels.

Limited production of 1200 bottles.

92pts | Tim Atkin

£46.00

In stock

Franschhoek

Shiraz / Syrah

LightFull Bodied

Description

Situated in the Franschhoek valley where vineyards have been planted since the late 1600s, when exiled French Huguenots brought their viticultural know-how to their new home in South Africa.

Only the best grapes were picked at 25.5°B and then fermented until dry in small open-top fermenters being punched down by hand six times a day. Once pressed, the wine underwent natural malolactic fermentation in the barrel. Matured for 24 months in a selection of new premium French oak barrels

Rich layers of spices with hints of black fruits and liquorice.

Drink within 7 – 12 years from vintage.

Additional information

Grape

Shiraz / Syrah

Vintage

2017

Alcohol

14%

Wine Farm

Pairs best with well matured rump or sirloin steak.

2 reviews for GlenWood, Grand Duc Syrah 2017

  1. Tim Atkin | 92pts

    “Fans of pepper spice in their Syrah won’t find it here, but this still has plenty of varietal character. Black olive, iodine and blackberry flavours are complemented rather than dominated by new French and American oak, gutsy tannins and the concentration to age further in bottle. 2022-27”

    Tim Atkin

  2. Platter’s | 93pts

    “All-new barrels 24 months, half each French, American, 2017 impresses with fruit intensity, spice layering, sheer opulence & power, in contrast to 2016’s more svelte styling. Textured palate promises longevity but tannins are ripe, amenable in youth.”

    Platter’s 2021

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