RUDI SCHULTZ Pepper Street, Solid Shiraz, Stellenbosch 2017 Bottle
Red Still Wine | South Africa | Stellenbosch | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Country: South Africa
Wine Style: Full Bodied
One of South Africa's outstanding young talents, Rudi Schultz epitomises the exciting new generation of winemakers cropping up in this stunning part of the Cape. After working at Rustenberg and Jordan, Rudi joined Thelema in 2000 where he still works, alongside South African legend Gyles Webb. Whilst making Thelema's wine Rudi also makes 1000 cases of his own Syrah from a sun-soaked vineyard in Botterlay in the north west corner of Stellenbosch. The wine, made and reared in Thelema's cellars, is packed with deeply intense fruit and spice character heavily reminiscent of Southern Rhone and has already won wide acclaim both internationally and nationally, tipped as the Cape's great single varietal wine by highly respected South African wine journalist John Platter.
TASTING: This stunning Syrah boasts beautiful aromas of blackberry, black cherry, raspberry and pepper that follow through on the lengthy palate. Well integrated tannins and seductive hints of mocha, earth and spice add to the complexity of this eponymous bottling from Rudi.