Shiraz

Vintage description

The winter of 2012 was one of the wettest and longest yet, with cool, frosty evenings and average temperatures around 11°C. Cool, moderate temperatures continued with a dry start at the onset of Spring. In October heavy rainfall (130mm recorded for the month) and strong winds broke the dry spell during the crucial stage of flowering. Despite the concerns that the strong winds would damage the 2013 crop, the vines recovered well.

The summer months from November through to January were dry with the highest temperatures peaking at 29°C. The grapes were hand harvested at full ripeness between the 5th and 19th of March.

Tasting Notes

  • A full-bodied wine with spicy pepper and mocha aromas, layered with vibrant red berry fruit flavours.
  • Concentrated with complex long cool tannins with a creamy finish.
  • Enjoy with your favourite beef stew, Thai duck or springbok sirloin.
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Awards

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    2009

    Four Stars (17/20): Decanter Magazine

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    2009

    Bronze Medal: International Wine & Spirits Competition

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    2008

    Selected for South African Airways Premium Class

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    2007

    Top South African Shiraz: SA Terroir Wine Awards

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    2007

    Four stars: Platters Wine Guide 2010

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    2007

    Bronze Medal: Old Mutual Trophy

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    2006

    Silver Medal: Michelangelo Awards

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    2006

    Selected for South African Airways Business Class

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    2006

    Seal of Approval: Swiss Airlines Wine Awards

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    2006

    Bronze Medal: Old Mutual Trophy