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4.1
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Simonsig Merindol Syrah

Simonsig
2018
$52.00
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Wine
RegionStellenbosch
Alcohol Level
Country
South Africa
SubregionStellenbosch
Drinking Window
GrapesShiraz/Syrah
Wine Description:
Simonsig Merindol Syrah is a premium red wine produced by Simonsig, a renowned winery located in the Stellenbosch appellation of South Africa. The vineyard features a unique terroir with a combination of granite and shale soils, which impart a distinct character to the wine. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the best grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in French oak barrels for 18 months. The resulting wine is a full-bodied Syrah with a deep ruby color and aromas of black fruit, spice, and vanilla. On the palate, it is rich and complex with flavors of blackberry, plum, and a hint of pepper. This wine is a perfect choice for those who appreciate a bold and elegant red wine with a long finish.
Pros:
  • Simonsig Merindol Syrah is a full-bodied, intense red wine with aromas of dark fruit, spice and a hint of oak. The palate is full of ripe plum and blackberry flavors, with a pleasant, balanced acidity. The finish is long and smooth
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Cons:
  • Simonsig Merindol Syrah can be a bit tannic, with some astringency present. It may take time for the tannins to soften, making the wine best suited for those who prefer aged reds
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User Rating:

4.1
Regularly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.0

Wine Expert Note:

Simonsig Merindol Syrah is a delightful South African red wine that showcases the rich and expressive nature of Syrah grapes. With a deep, inviting ruby color, it immediately catches the eye. The nose is greeted with an enticing blend of dark berries, blackcurrants, and a hint of black pepper, complemented by subtle oak nuances. On the palate, it offers a harmonious and balanced experience, with velvety tannins, vibrant acidity, and flavors of black fruit, spices, and a touch of smokiness. The wine finishes with finesse and length, leaving a lingering impression. Simonsig Merindol Syrah is a testament to the quality and craftsmanship of South African winemaking.
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