Testalonga, El Bandito, The Dark Side, 2021

Testalonga, El Bandito, The Dark Side, 2021

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  • Syrah
  • 2021
  • 750 ml
  • 12 % ABV
  • Swartland, South Africa
  • Winemaker Craig Hawkins has been leading the way on innovative minimal intervention winemaking in South Africa since Testalonga was first established in 2008. This innovation has sometimes even caught the attention of the South African wine authorities who have previously banned his wine from export, using the reason that it's 'not typically South African' enough. This hasn't stopped Testalonga from gaining a worldwide reputation for producing complex wines with a real sense of place and character. This is a gorgeous 100% Syrah. These notes from Andrew Guard (Australian Importer) give a pretty nice indication of its character:  

    "There's a great purity of the fruit this year even though the wine is of lighter touch it has great depth. The nose is rather subdued - subtle notes of red and black fruit, flowers and white pepper. Darkly floral, violets and white pepper sail on a sea of crunchy red fruit. Slippery tannins and pure precise fruit seam together effortlessly with a super finish." 

    Amazing work, Testalonga!
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