Personal Wine Recommendation For You
Perfect Score Decanter. World Class Syrah/Shiraz
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 Africaâ€™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
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 Rotieâ€™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 â€˜Robert Parkerâ€™ of South African wines. The wine got
5 stars out of 5 by the leading world wine publication Decanter,
this is a perfect score!
Shiraz Bot River
Walker Bay; South
Perfect Score Decanter
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.
This hand-picked wine
is ready to ship.
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