93 Points – Jamessuckling.com, Jan 2022
91 Points & 4 Stars – Platter’s South African Wines Guide 2022
Bellingham The Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah 2018
Bellingham The Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah 2018 (Vegan Friendly)
Coastal region, South Africa
A powerful aromatic wine that is assertive and yet delicate and refined, with ample cracked black and white pepper spice, hints of rich dark chocolate against a substantial red berry fruit foundation tinged with subtle floral suggestions of violets and dried indigenous fynbos. A generously structured wine with ripe tannins that promises further integration and complexity on cellar maturation for up to 10 years. This wine is particularly recommended with full flavoured dishes like roast venison, aged fillet and rump steaks, spicy sausages or confit of duck.