Minimalist Wines,Stars in the Dark,WO Cape Agulhas, South Africa,2020
Red wine

Minimalist Wines, Stars in the Dark 2020

RRP £32.00

Something of a rising star, winemaker Sam Lambson, still in his early 20s, is making impressive whole-bunch Syrah. The 2020 is his third release. Lambson describes Syrahs from Cape Agulhas as ‘salt and pepper wines’, so distinct is the impression of salinity and white-peppered fruit that the vines deliver. He sources grapes from three different vineyards at the southernmost tip of Africa. With constant sea winds and very little rain, the ripening season is long and cool, producing tiny grapes of punchy fruit and bright acidity from infertile soils. The 2020 is lithe and expressive, with lifted floral notes of hibiscus, violets and rose geranium, as well as that slow burn of white pepper. Stunning purity on the palate: zippy raspberry and redcurrant against a fine backdrop of chalky tannins.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Alcohol

13.5%

Bottle size

750ml

Drink dates

2022 - 2030

Origin

Country

South Africa

Region

Cape South Coast

Sub-region

Cape Agulhas

Area

Elim

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Malu Lambert

UK Stockist