This Shiraz from South Africa’s Stellenbosch region continues to gain international recognition for its distinctive new style.
It may best be described as having Rhône-style backbone but with heady, New-World, up-front fruit. It is however more refined than many Australian “fruit bombs”. Fermentation on a Crushed Grape Pack of Stellenbosch Shiraz grapes ensures that the wine shows heightened layers of blackberry, boysenberry, fig, and plum, followed by notes of cocoa, chocolate, and coffee. It subtly shows the trademark black pepper note common to all Syrah and Shiraz. Two-stage oak treatment, using French and Hungarian oaks, contributes vanilla and toast while harmonizing the many flavours within the wine. A subtle hint of mineral remains in the background then accompanies the fruit through the long finish. The wine will begin to show its potential after 6 months ageing and should continue to develop for at least 2 years. Will pair wonderfully with all of your best red meat meals. Sure to impress your guests.
Oak 4 / Body 5 / Sweetness 0