Reyneke

Reserve Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon

9.29 ratings
9.51 pro ratings
Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.5

Reyneke Reserve Red 2008. This wine was brought by my father for all of us to try. This was a PNP, but before I got to tasting this wine it was in the glass and decanter for around an hour and a half. The color is garnet which to me means mainly red with a slight brown hue, more red than brick and it is clear, not cloudy. One part that can really leave an impression on me within a wine is the nose and the nose is crazy on this wine, I love it! Leather, tobacco, bacon, earthiness, perfume, and flowers like violet and maybe honeysuckle. Within the palate there are strong tannins (but not overpowering) that made my mouth feel insanely furry, not drying out like sandpaper. Balanced with a full body and long lingering finish. Wine is absolutely delicious and savory. There is so much going on it is hard to describe it all. The longer you leave it open the more it opens up and the more the wine changes. As for longevity, I believe this has enough power and body to go on for another 10 years easily.

This wine was a big surprise for me. I am a fan of South African wines, I will actually be visiting Stellenbosch in December. I love the earthy notes and animal notes that come out of wines from the region. I know we will be visiting De Toren which is right next to Reyneke, so I think this might have to be a must stop. Loved this wine!

Reyneke Reserve Red 2008. This wine was brought by my father for all of us to try. This was a PNP, but before I got to tasting this wine it was in the glass and decanter for around an hour and a half. The color is garnet which to me means mainly red with a slight brown hue, more red than brick and it is clear, not cloudy. One part that can really leave an impression on me within a wine is the nose and the nose is crazy on this wine, I love it! Leather, tobacco, bacon, earthiness, perfume, and flowers like violet and maybe honeysuckle. Within the palate there are strong tannins (but not overpowering) that made my mouth feel insanely furry, not drying out like sandpaper. Balanced with a full body and long lingering finish. Wine is absolutely delicious and savory. There is so much going on it is hard to describe it all. The longer you leave it open the more it opens up and the more the wine changes. As for longevity, I believe this has enough power and body to go on for another 10 years easily.

This wine was a big surprise for me. I am a fan of South African wines, I will actually be visiting Stellenbosch in December. I love the earthy notes and animal notes that come out of wines from the region. I know we will be visiting De Toren which is right next to Reyneke, so I think this might have to be a must stop. Loved this wine!

Oct 18th, 2015
Stanislav Lobanov

18/20 (95/100) В аромате специи вышли на первый план: много кардамона, табака, лаврового листа, гвоздики и корицы; на втором плане тона спелых чёрных ягод. Тельное с умеренной кислотностью и интенсивными, обволакивающими, бархатистыми танинами.насыщенное во вкусе. Великолепно!

18/20 (95/100) В аромате специи вышли на первый план: много кардамона, табака, лаврового листа, гвоздики и корицы; на втором плане тона спелых чёрных ягод. Тельное с умеренной кислотностью и интенсивными, обволакивающими, бархатистыми танинами.насыщенное во вкусе. Великолепно!

Nov 16th, 2019
Carol Mardell

The boys think is excellent

The boys think is excellent

Apr 30th, 2018
Ming L
8.9

Rich, round, and silky, this 90% Syrah/10% CS opens with persistent nose of ripe plum, maple syrup, spices, followed by faint bacon and leather. Long and gripping finish. Alcohol is a bit off balance, but overall a very enjoyable bottle.

Rich, round, and silky, this 90% Syrah/10% CS opens with persistent nose of ripe plum, maple syrup, spices, followed by faint bacon and leather. Long and gripping finish. Alcohol is a bit off balance, but overall a very enjoyable bottle.

Dec 24th, 2016
Jean-Philip Journeault

2013

Sep 10th, 2016
Adam Chesia

Smooth as silk with nice smoky notes. Loving this bottle, glad I have one more left!

Smooth as silk with nice smoky notes. Loving this bottle, glad I have one more left!

Aug 5th, 2016
Tony Forsell

Tony had this 4 years ago

Tony had this 4 years ago

Nov 6th, 2016
Jerome Maitre

Jerome had this 5 years ago

Jerome had this 5 years ago

Mar 8th, 2016
Adam Chesia

Adam had this 5 years ago

Adam had this 5 years ago

Nov 16th, 2015