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A Perfect Score Decanter. World Class Syrah/Shiraz

This Winery was set up by Niels Verburg for the sole purpose of making truly world class Syrah/Shiraz. Niels is one of those crazy, driven, extremely passionate winemakers that is truly trying to make the perfect wine and in his case his favorite grape Shiraz. I am assuming that you are all aware that Shiraz and Syrah are exactly the same grape. He chose a site on the eastern slopes of the Houw Hoek Mountains near the town of Bot River in the Walker Bay home to some of South Africa’s greatest wines like Hamilton Russell. This is a small hands on artisanal operation with Niels making the wine and his wife Penny manages the vineyard. The 2007 Luddite Shiraz is a wine of true beauty and class. This is cool climate Shiraz, styled very much like the great Syrah from the Northern Rhone. I tasted the wine last week and the wine is simply brilliant, reminded me of the great Cote Rotie’s of Guigal. Wow! What a wine! Tanzer also loved , calling the wine a knockout and giving the wine 93pts which is like a 95pts from the much more generous Parker. The wine also got 4.5 stars by John Platter who is the ‘Robert Parker’ of South African wines. The wine got a perfect 5 stars out of 5 by the leading world wine publication Decanter, this is a perfect score!

Luddite Shiraz Bot River 2007 Walker Bay; South Africa $59.99
Perfect Score Decanter

Bright red-ruby. Knockout Syrah nose combines berries, mocha, cocoa, pepper and sexy fynbos hints, all lifted by a floral element. Very rich but suave, with lovely integrated acidity energizing the flavors of blackberry, chocolate and bacon fat. Wonderfully silky and light on its feet. Classically dry and very young wine, with a superb future ahead of it. Most of the fruit that goes into this wine now comes from the cool Bot River region. This vintage of this consistently terrific shiraz, which is bottled under the Luddite label in South Africa, seems more refined than earlier releases.

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