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.
20% 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. Benefitting from a variety of soils and aspects, plus different altitudes, they are able to plant a wide variety of grape varietals, ranging from Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc, to Riesling and Chardonnay, then in the reds, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Shiraz. The wines produced range from entry level whites through rosé to top-level red. Indeed their top wine Cobblers Hill, a Bordeaux blend of Cabernets Sauvignon, Franc & Merlot, regularly wines prizes, as does the top white Nine Yards Chardonnay. They even produce a dessert wine, Mellifera Botrytis Riesling, made from grapes grown at the highest point of the estate. There is something for everyone in their range!