Excelsior

Syrah

8.778 ratings
8.42 pro ratings
South Africa
Syrah
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

Deep purple in color with a short purplish rim.

On the nose, black currants, cherries, light oak, vanilla, earth, green vegetables, beef jerky, spices, smoke, wet leaves, dark coffee, pencil lead, bitter herbs and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, oak, licorice, cloves, earth, vegetables, graphite, spices, peppercorn, leather, smoke, red pepper, tobacco and coffee.

Medium finish with bitter tannins and tangy cranberries.

This South African Syrah is still young, but it is drinkable. Unbalanced with mild complexity. Spicy with a harsh mouthfeel.


Although inexpensive, I think it would benefit from one additional year in the bottle. I'm going to try my other bottle next year.

Needs 3 hours in a decanter to open up properly. Not very tasty right out of the bottle.

Would pair well with BBQ Meats. I paired it with hard cheeses and crackers.


14% alcohol by volume.

82 Points.

$9.

Deep purple in color with a short purplish rim.

On the nose, black currants, cherries, light oak, vanilla, earth, green vegetables, beef jerky, spices, smoke, wet leaves, dark coffee, pencil lead, bitter herbs and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, oak, licorice, cloves, earth, vegetables, graphite, spices, peppercorn, leather, smoke, red pepper, tobacco and coffee.

Medium finish with bitter tannins and tangy cranberries.

This South African Syrah is still young, but it is drinkable. Unbalanced with mild complexity. Spicy with a harsh mouthfeel.


Although inexpensive, I think it would benefit from one additional year in the bottle. I'm going to try my other bottle next year.

Needs 3 hours in a decanter to open up properly. Not very tasty right out of the bottle.

Would pair well with BBQ Meats. I paired it with hard cheeses and crackers.


14% alcohol by volume.

82 Points.

$9.

May 29th, 2018
F S
8.5

Verybhappy with it, post dinner.

Verybhappy with it, post dinner.

1 person found it helpfulNov 13th, 2015
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

8.7

Chocolate covered bacon

Chocolate covered bacon

Apr 16th, 2015
Ashley Alexander

South African Syrah... does not disappoint

South African Syrah... does not disappoint

Dec 27th, 2017
Jack Ross

Great with a juicy ribeye

Great with a juicy ribeye

Jan 9th, 2017
Christopher Nicolas

For $10, a great wine. Had a good amount of body to it and pleasantly dry but flavorful. Also it is clearly a cabernet, not a syrah...

For $10, a great wine. Had a good amount of body to it and pleasantly dry but flavorful. Also it is clearly a cabernet, not a syrah...

Sep 12th, 2016
Kieran McHale

Dark and spicy with good body. Good value bottle.

Dark and spicy with good body. Good value bottle.

Jul 23rd, 2016
Jeff Shapiro

Good price, far from great bottle. Lacks bite, spice and oak - Cherry, plum and chocolate rounded out with a hint of smoked meat.

Good price, far from great bottle. Lacks bite, spice and oak - Cherry, plum and chocolate rounded out with a hint of smoked meat.

Feb 21st, 2016
Jeff

Good for the price

Good for the price

Feb 15th, 2016
Annalisa Klein

Chocolate and cherry undertones are the strongest flavors. Easy to open bottle.

Chocolate and cherry undertones are the strongest flavors. Easy to open bottle.

Nov 21st, 2015