26 Sep 2018
Rust en Vrede Syrah 2014 - Wine Spectator Top 100 for 2017 (number 49) - worthy of its accolades
Rust en Vrede needs no introduction, being an old and established Stellenbosch producer in the famed Helderberg sub-region
Almost forgotten in the annals of time, the Rust en Vrede Syrah 2014 has finally become available in our market. Usually when wines are anointed with a Wine Spectator Top 100 they have already been in the market and sold out long before the Top 100 list is published. That is not the case here with the newly arrived 2014 Rust en Vrede Syrah which occupied spot #49 for the Wine Spectator Top 100 for 2017. This is a great scenario for consumers because most people will buy wines on the Top 100 list as soon as it comes out, but months later they have forgotten about it.
We sometimes question the veracity of the Wine Spectator Top 100 list as to why certain wines make the grade while others do not. Once you try this wine you will see that it is a pretty compelling example of what a Top 100 wine should represent. Layered and gorgeous, with pure fruit and plenty of secondary characters, and it has only got better with an extra year in the bottle. We were lucky enough to try this last week and without a doubt this wine is a winner in our book. We are offering this impressive South African Syrah for $27.99 a bottle and $25.19 on a six bottle or more purchase. Already with enough bottle age to give a glimpse of its potential, this has a number of years of great drinking in front of it.
Posted by Gregg 00:00:00