Stark-Condé<br />2017 Three Pines Syrah<br>South Africa

2017 Three Pines Syrah
South Africa

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TYPE Dry - Red
REGION Coastal Region | South Africa
APPELLATION Stellenbosch | Jonkershoek Valley
94 points, Tim Atkin MW |
92 points, International Wine Report |
92 points, Decanter |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
94 points, Tim Atkin MW
“The Syrah parcels in the Three Pines vineyard were established in 1990 and 1991 and have produced a wine that is very nearly the equal of the outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon in the very fine 2017 vintage. Intensely perfumed, with strawberry tart and white pepper flavours, fine-grained, detailed tannins and stylish oak. 2021-29”

92 points, Decanter
“From a 27-year-old vineyard, the grapes were partdestemmed and the wine matured in 300-litre French oak barrels (40% new) then bottled unfiltered and unfined, with 2% Petite Sirah blended in. It has a lifted, spicy fragrance, with cinnamon joining the berry fruits. Soft in the mouth, it’s not overly structured and has a good sense of purity and cool, inner freshness. A quietly elegant, highly drinkable Syrah.”

92 points, International Wine Report
“The 2017 ‘Three Pines’ Syrah opens with aromas of smoked brisket and bacon fat that collide with the deep core of dark fruits and sagebrush tones on this gratifying nose. The balance and verve of the wine is outstanding, as the wine immediately unveils a deep core of white pepper dusted black fruits alongside creosote and black licorice tones that all take shape in the glass. Every bit outstanding to savor in its youth, the 2017 Stark-Condé ‘Three Pines’ Syrah will have a long life ahead of it.”

About The Winery
Stark-Condé is a family-run winery making handcrafted wines using tried and true traditional methods. The family property in the Jonkershoek Valley is 600 acres with 85 acres under vine. In addition to being viticulturally ideal, the estate is visually spectacular and attracts visitors from afar. Meticulous viticulture, selected harvesting, hand grape- sorting, small-batch fermentation, patient barrel maturation — these are the guiding philosophies behind the wines. The carefully-crafted wines speak with personality of a particular terroir.