Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making world-class wines since 1993 on a farm with a history going back over 300 years. He's a geologist, she's an economist - together this husband and wife team is a phenomenon. Gary's parents, Ted and Sheelagh, bought the 146 hectare Stellenbosch property in 1982, and embarked on an extensive replanting programme, specializing in classic varieties suited to the different soils and slopes. From the Jordan hillside vineyards one has spectacular panoramic views of Table Mountain, False Bay and Stellenbosch. Gary and Kathy worked internationally for two years, refining their high-energy instincts with practical experience. They returned home to build a cellar in 1992. The Jordan philosophy combines the vineyards’ natural assets with innovative management, creating a profound expression of terroir. 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. Cobblers Hill is the ultimate expression of an outstanding wine from the Stellenbosch terroir.
Jordan Wines Syrah is full-bodied and spicy with a complex concentration of flavours. It has flavours of dense, rich chocolate, black fruit and white pepper and spices. Barrel maturation for 14 months in American oak lends a toasty nuance to the richly textured structure.