86%
of 184
would buy again
86%
of 184
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2016

86% of 184

2016

86% of 184

2015

93% of 213

2014

89% of 211

2013

83% of 213

Richard's Elgin Syrah 2016

86%
of 184
would buy again
86%
of 184
About this rating

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2016

86% of 184

2016

86% of 184

2015

93% of 213

2014

89% of 211

2013

83% of 213

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Richard's Elgin Syrah 2016

86%
of 184
would buy again
86%
of 184
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage, at the current price. If you're interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below...

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2016

86% of 184

2016

86% of 184

2015

93% of 213

2014

89% of 211

2013

83% of 213

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  • Richard Kershaw Clonal Selection Syrah 2016

    Sold by Berry Bros. & Rudd

    £43.00

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£42.99

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£15.99

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About the wine

Elegant and refined Syrah from one of South Africa's finest winemakers
  • Richard spent years making fine wines for the most prestigious winery in South Africa. Now with a sprinkle of Angel funding, he's bringing all of his passion, experience and know-how to your glass.
  • An elegant and refined Syrah with a graceful touch. Bursting with fresh and vibrant dark fruits... with a splice of ground white pepper to give it that spicy kick Syrah is famous for.
  • This delectable drop makes the perfect crowning glory on your finest Sunday roast - grab yourself a lovely top-side of beef and watch their jaws drop.

Best before
Drink now to 2023

Serving advice
Serve at 16-18°C. Open/Decant 30+ minutes before serving

Food match
My personal pairings would include grilled lamb chops with fennel, Lamb shawarma or a Greek gyros with tzatziki sauce; charcoal-grilled pork shoulder with fresh herbs and garlic would work a charm and for the more adventurous perhaps pork with a black bean chilli in which the fruitiness of the wine tames the heat in the chilli and the mid palate is juicy enough to link to the pork. Going posh you could try a juniper and pepper crusted venison served in a red wine sauce, more recently I tried it with beef shank (or Italian wild boar meat sauce if you can find) with pasta strips (pappardelle) and mint. Here in South Africa, we get some great lamb that is more on the gamey side. Try leg of lamb rubbed in paprika, ground cardamom and chilli powder roasted with garlic cloves and rosemary works a treat. On the other hand a regular hamburger is an absolute winner. If you go for a topping, the acidity in the wine will work with the sweeter toppings better: ketchup, sweet relish, caramelized onions. For the vegetarian dishes brined or grilled aubergine works well as does a vegetarian lasagne and of course you could do a nut roast and veggie burger. In the pasta department, tomato-based sauces can work but I think some herbs like thyme are also needed, garlic and a smidgeon of chilli. Many Middle Eastern dishes would also work well with the fruitier Cutler Syrah. Asian foods such as duck pair well with the peppery notes of the Syrah but the wines comes alive with some Szechuan pepper whilst the sweetness of hoisin sauce will match the acidity to a tee.

Richard's Elgin Syrah 2016

South Africa

Western Cape

Syrah | Shiraz

Fruity Red

13.5% ABV

75cl

Meet the winemaker - Richard Kershaw

  • He's a tip-off from Rod and Richard proved he is seriously wine savvy when he became a Master of Wine. Not bad for a man from Sheffield!
  • Angel funding gave Richard the jump his one-man business needed, allowing him to tap into South Africa's huge potential to make spectacular wines without hiking up the price.
  • Unlike the show-off wineries in South Africa, Richard dreams of owning a shed to make wine in. So you're not paying for fancy cellar doors, marble floors, and Michelin-starred restaurants. Just raw winemaking talent, great grapes, and a shed.

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86% of 184 would buy it again
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2016

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