Rhône blend van Syrah (88%), Grenache (5%), Carignan (4%) en Mourvèdre (3%)
Geur: zwoel, rijp, donker fruit, zwarte kersen, Chateauneuf-achtig
Smaak: zwart fruit, stevig, drop, rozemarijn, flinke tannine.
Houdbaar: op dronk, minimaal houdbaar tot eind 2025
Lekker bij: wildgerechten, gegrild vlees, stoofpotten, belegen en oude Hollandse kaas.
Grapes are sourced from vineyards with varying soils comprising of shale, quartzite and sandstone, which lends structure to the resulting wine. The vines are cultivated in a sustainable manner and are mostly bush vines or “sur echalas”. The vines are supported by a vertical wooden pole. This system is appropriate for drought resistance and trellised to produce maximum complexity from the complex soils.
The 2015 harvest had the earliest start in decades. Warm weather in August resulted in earlier bud break, after which a warm, dry and windy summer kept vineyard growth under control and accelerated ripening. This handcrafted wine is based on Syrah (88%), with small additions of Grenache (5%), Carignan (4%) and Mourvèdre (3%). Natural fermentation took place in open-top fermenters, followed by maturation in French oak foudres and barrels for a further 10 months.
85% Syrah/Grenache/Carignan/Mourvèdre | kruiden en specerijen, zwart fruit, confituur, tijm, zoete kersen, elegant, sappig, goede zuren, goede tannine.
Platter’s: Silhouette 2015, ****(*)
Shiraz-based with trio southern Rhône varieties, 2015 as distinguished as fine 2014 (5 stars, 95 pts). Its supple, rich texture bound by comfortable frame holds as much allure as layers of dark berries, spice & complexity-giving gamey note. Sustained appeal for all senses.
93 points – WineMag.co.za Red Blend Report 2018
Components matured separately for six months in small- and large-format barrels before being blended and returned to barrel for a further four or so months. Red and black berries, olive, herbs and spice on the nose while the palate shows plenty of pure fruit, bright acidity and crunchy tannins – most appealing.
Robert Parker 88/100
A blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Carignan, the 2015 Silhouette expresses more of the Syrah tones in the glass—subtle black pepper spices, blackberry and cassis—with an open-knit and accessible aromatics. Medium to full-bodied, the wine shows flavors of mint and blackberry essence, followed by a balanced mid-palate. With lingering notes of cracked black pepper, black cherry, red plum and a minty, mineral grip, the wine ends with a pleasing finish.