Jordan Estate The Prospector Syrah 2015/16
Big, serious Syrah from Jordan Estate, made in the style of Hermitage, if anything in the Old World, with lots of dark, bramble fruit on the palate, plus peppery hints. Needs to be opened and decanted well in advance for beef and serious meals.
30% off for any mixed 12
Gary & Kathy Jordan and their children own and run this medium-sized estate in Stellenbosch, which has been in the ownership of the family since the late 1970’s. Gary is a geologist by training, Kathy an economist but they both studied winemaking as well at Davis University California. Spectacular panoramic views of Stellenbosch and Cape Town, cool hillside vineyards planted to classic varieties, and a modern family-run winery have combined to produce distinctive wines displaying the ripe concentrated fruity accessibility of the New World, with the complex elegance of classic wine styles. Jordan Estate were awarded Winery of the Year 2015 by the IWSC - and rightly deserved - their entire range of wines is testament to their incredible efforts in the vineyard.