Tasting Notes

Top Ten Terroir Shirazes

1.) Allée Bleue, 2010, Franschhoek

Complex nose, sweet fruit, ripe, fresh and tangy peach peel, spicy chocolate, silky palate.

2.) Avondrood, 2009, Breedekloof

Coffee mocha style, super red plums and berries, creamy palate.

3.) Bellpost Shiraz, 2008, Namaqualand

Stone fruit and rooibos herbal liqueur. Extra spicy with a rocky minerality.  Mouth filling and fresh with a lingering finish. 4. De Trafford 2010 from Stellenbosch.  Mineral monster, solid as a lump of oak, liqueur-like intensity.

5.) Fairview, 2010, Paarl

Polished palate, silky smooth, plums, prunes and peach peel.

6.) Graham Beck The Ridge Syrah, 2009, Robertson

Benchmark Shiraz, superb oak balance, world class.

7.) Karusa Terre Noire, 2011, Klein Karoo

Sweet oak and chocolate toast, lively mulberries, peaches and vanilla.

8.) Pulpit Rock, 2009, Swartland

Red plums, raspberries and tobacco, vanilla spicy, super concentration.

9.) Rust en Vrede Single Vineyard, 2009, Stellenbosch

Dense flavours, an adamastor, totally world class, dense, intense, long, superlative Syrah, long legs.

10.) Swartland Winery Bush Vines, 2010, Swartland

Top wine, class act with good balance, fine fruit, round tannins, toast and spicy oak.