Read Decanter's tasting notes for Keermont, Steepside Syrah, Stellenbosch 2012, a single-vineyard bottling from winemaker Alan Starey.
Keermont, Steepside Syrah, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2012
Creamy caramel and plum aromas – a modern style with lifted dried herb nuances. Expressive and generous on the supple, fruity palate with firm, ripe tannins. Needs food and time but shows nice typicity.
Tasters Peter Richards MW, Sarah Jane Evans MW and Xavier Rousset MS
This single-vineyard bottling from winemaker Alex Starey comes from iron-rich soils at 300m altitude. It’s a perfumed, almost hedonistic wine, with overtones of liquorice, wild herbs and subtle oak backed by fine tannins and a long, savoury finish.
Taster Tim Atkin MW
Price £45 Hedonism, Swig