Syrah can be made into a wide range of styles from simple and fruity to complex, brooding and powerful. Aromas and flavors can range from black fruits and white pepper to any "earthy" descriptor like bacon, leather, game and especially, burnt rubber.
Trizanne Barnard is definitely pushes boundaries. Deciding to focus on Elim to produce her white wines, she went as far south as it is possible to go. Elim is an ancient land, at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans, and at the mercy of the prevailing south easterly wind.