|Simmering with succulent smoked meat.|
100% Syrah from Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Fine wine or try some quality small batch bourbon instead.
SRP of $15 and available for as low as $12. Sample received courtesy Cape Classics for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"DMZ wines are produced by DeMorgenzon winery which is situated in the upper reaches of the Stellenboschkloof in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Terraced hillside vineyards and exquisite gardens are complemented by beautiful vistas of rugged mountains and sweeping views of both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. With over 350 years of winemaking heritage, South Africa continues to produce excellent wines that combine elegance and charm with opulence and accessibility.DMZ is value label of DeMorgenzon, a vineyard that takes it winemaking very seriously. So seriously that they actually play Baroque music in the vineyards 24x7 not for the workers enjoyment, but because they believe it helps the grapes ripen. While I am not qualified to comment on whether or not this works, I can comment on how this wine tastes, and it's pretty good!
All DMZ wines are made from select parcels of grapes from special vineyards and carefully vinified to express the purity and integrity of the particular cultivar.
The 2009 DeMorgenzon DMZ Syrah begins with a really pleasant aroma of ripe fruit (plum and mulberry), licorice, baking spice, a little leather and smoked meat. The wine tastes nice with a good velvety texture. It features juicy berry flavor, pepper and spice plus the smoked meat from the bouquet carries over and becomes more prominent. It ends with good spicy tannins on the dry finish. Really quite a nice Syrah overall.
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Taste Rating: 8 Cost Rating: 7
Overall Rating: 7.8
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