This Syrah unquestionably falls into the massive/extracted category. Purple in colour, it pushes 16% alcohol, and even though 50% new oak was used, it has been properly absorbed. The wine coats the mouth with glycerin as well as sweet plum, cherry, vanilla, raspberry, violets, vanilla, earth, spice and cocoa flavours. There is more than enough tannins to take it 10-plus years. Lovers of Aussie Shiraz will go gaga over this South African icon!