Force Majeur

Syrah

9.15 ratings
9.51 pro ratings
Swartland, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Syrah
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

This is now the second time in the past year that I have tried the absolutely massive 2016 Force Majeure Syrah, a dazzling, dense and hedonistic Red Mountain Syrah carefully crafted by the talented Todd Alexander. Roughly 20% of this wine underwent while cluster fermentation. The Syrah was aged in 25% new oak for 18 months prior to bottling. The nose shows wonderful dark fruits with smoky character, sage, dark chocolate, and damp earth. The palate is exceedingly refined. Black tea, black forest cake, cigar ash and smoked brisket flavors with citrus rind undertones that all marvelously combine. There is a seamless quality to this wine that glides across the mid-palate. Seductive and rich, yet maintaining a wonderful elegance and an intriguing salinity, this is a simply tremendous bottling by Force Majeure. A year ago when I had this wine I mentioned that this might be the best Red Mountain Syrah I have ever tasted. On second glance, my first impression was correct. Drink 2020-2035- 95

This is now the second time in the past year that I have tried the absolutely massive 2016 Force Majeure Syrah, a dazzling, dense and hedonistic Red Mountain Syrah carefully crafted by the talented Todd Alexander. Roughly 20% of this wine underwent while cluster fermentation. The Syrah was aged in 25% new oak for 18 months prior to bottling. The nose shows wonderful dark fruits with smoky character, sage, dark chocolate, and damp earth. The palate is exceedingly refined. Black tea, black forest cake, cigar ash and smoked brisket flavors with citrus rind undertones that all marvelously combine. There is a seamless quality to this wine that glides across the mid-palate. Seductive and rich, yet maintaining a wonderful elegance and an intriguing salinity, this is a simply tremendous bottling by Force Majeure. A year ago when I had this wine I mentioned that this might be the best Red Mountain Syrah I have ever tasted. On second glance, my first impression was correct. Drink 2020-2035- 95

Jan 2nd, 2020
Stacy Stadnik

Love this winery and everything Todd is doing but this year misses for me. I’ll give the rest of the bottles some time.

Love this winery and everything Todd is doing but this year misses for me. I’ll give the rest of the bottles some time.

May 19th, 2019
Jace Hostvedt

Jace had this 23 days ago

Jace had this 23 days ago

Feb 3rd, 2020
Gar Brown

Gar had this 9 months ago

Gar had this 9 months ago

Jun 7th, 2019
Devon King

Devon had this 2 years ago

Devon had this 2 years ago

Apr 30th, 2018