Sijnn

Red Malgas Syrah Blend

9.16 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Swellendam, Cape South Coast, Western Cape, South Africa
Syrah, Mourvedre, Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira
Lamb, Potato, Tomato-Based, Venison, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Chocolate & Caramel, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Hard Cheese, White Rice, Pasta, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pork, Beef, Salami & Prosciutto
Top Notes For
Will Stanley

A totally complete wine, Sijnn’s flagship red from the South African outpost of Malgas, is an incredibly drinkable wine in 2016 that shares many a semblance with a good quality Saint Joseph.

Syrah dominant, with Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira, Mourvèdre and a nominal amount of Cabernet Sauvignon completing the unusual blend, it’s expressive from opening and benefits from a two hour decant. Dark, brooding and complex, with an iron core and some bright cherry acidity, it’s a virile wine with good length and a great accompaniment to beef. I’m lucky to have two more bottles and will excitedly try another in a few years’ time.

PS. Sorry for the unwarranted pic of my food but this was last week and I’ve since ditched the bottle.

A totally complete wine, Sijnn’s flagship red from the South African outpost of Malgas, is an incredibly drinkable wine in 2016 that shares many a semblance with a good quality Saint Joseph.

Syrah dominant, with Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira, Mourvèdre and a nominal amount of Cabernet Sauvignon completing the unusual blend, it’s expressive from opening and benefits from a two hour decant. Dark, brooding and complex, with an iron core and some bright cherry acidity, it’s a virile wine with good length and a great accompaniment to beef. I’m lucky to have two more bottles and will excitedly try another in a few years’ time.

PS. Sorry for the unwarranted pic of my food but this was last week and I’ve since ditched the bottle.

Mar 6th, 2022
Jake Hajer

Bright and upfront in the nose. Fried-salted chili, toasted rice, light game (light as in, pheasant). Exotic blend of grapes, but somehow...tastes just like a blend of them, savory cherry of Syrah, leather-earth tannins of Mourvèdre, with a gush of funky blackberry fruit ala touriga national. Balanced. Have no idea how it will age, but I’d be interested to see.

Bright and upfront in the nose. Fried-salted chili, toasted rice, light game (light as in, pheasant). Exotic blend of grapes, but somehow...tastes just like a blend of them, savory cherry of Syrah, leather-earth tannins of Mourvèdre, with a gush of funky blackberry fruit ala touriga national. Balanced. Have no idea how it will age, but I’d be interested to see.

Jun 14th, 2020
Patrick O Driscoll

Farmed in Malgas, 15km from the sea grown on dramatic sites of broken shale and rolled stone.
Absolutely great smooth and curvy wine smooth recommended.

Farmed in Malgas, 15km from the sea grown on dramatic sites of broken shale and rolled stone.
Absolutely great smooth and curvy wine smooth recommended.

Jun 18th, 2021
Martijn

Martijn had this 5 months ago

Martijn had this 5 months ago

Oct 1st, 2023
Blanche Cupido

Blanche had this 2 years ago

Blanche had this 2 years ago

Oct 23rd, 2021
John Paterson

John had this 4 years ago

John had this 4 years ago

Jun 19th, 2020