With its excellent maturation potential, the multi award winning Cederberg Private Cellar Shiraz is a sensational online wine buy.
This Shiraz shows abundant complexity with concentrated cherry, mulberry and red fruit included in the bouquet. These aromas are complemented by notes of vanilla and delicious sweet spice. The red berries on the nose transfer delightfully onto the palate with a silky and persistent finish.
Enjoy it with robust cheeses like gruyere or cheddar, South African game or even treat yourself by pairing it with a good dark chocolate.
The Soprano Shiraz from D’Aria Wines makes an excellent addition to any Shiraz-devotee’s collection.
The wine is a dark red in colour, showing an enticing bouquet of freshly crushed black pepper and red fruits. Expect a palate that teems with juicy blackberries and spices. A delectable dark chocolate flavour punctuates the end of each sip.
Ideal food partners for this red include strongly-flavoured grilled red meats, beef stew and game.
This Shiraz from Eagles’ Nest is worthy buying online now as it will continue to mature for 15 years from vintage. It also wins awards every year! The heavily awarded 2012 vintage is followed up by yet another award winning 2013 vintage, crowned as one of the Top 12 Shiraz’s in the country by Shiraz SA. The current 2014 vintage has yet again been crowned as one of the Top 12 Shiraz’s in the country.
In appearance the wine is a vibrant dark purple.
Intense aromas of ripe berries and cherry greet the nose, along with crushed red pepper kernel.
The tannins fill the mouth and pepper spice and toasted coconut dance on the palate. The taste profile is rounded out by warm baking spice and dark berries, creating a multilayered and complex wine.
Fairview’s Limited Release The Beacon Shiraz is a must for aficionados of this noble variety as many of its vintages have been previously lauded – even a 5-star Platter rating for the 2009 vintage!
In appearance the wine is a concentrated deep red. The nose intoxicates with a complex but graceful array of aromas: dark fruit, black cherries and mixed spice. A seamless and rich palate that is full in body is accompanied by persistent black fruit flavours.
Drink this wine now or age for 10 to 12 years from vintage.
Currently in the midst of a wine revolution pioneered by our very own Charles Back, the Swartland (Black Land) region is famous for its dryland conditions and unirrigated soils. Our wine is a culmination of all that’s exciting about the Swartland. Prepare for a powerful deep ruby red blend, aromas of pepper and cinnamon and a well-integrated palate with good tannin structure.
The Flagstone Dark Horse is a purple-edged deep, rich colour. The bouquet brims with ripe mulberry and blackcurrants, held up by delicate spicy cloves and cinnamon. The multifaceted nature of the nose follows through onto the palate. On entry, the wine is ample and rounded, with velvety tannins that make their presence known despite the age of the wine. Dark chocolate and ripe mulberry flavours remain on the palate, along with toasted oak and sweet spice.
This wine has more than proven its mettle with a myriad of awards, including gold at the International Wine Challenge for the 2011 vintage.
This Shiraz shows lifted aromas of white pepper, cinnamon and cherries with layers of sweet fruit and cloves. The palate is concentrated, with firm tannin structure and a well-rounded, smooth, lingering finish.
From the always impressive La Motte Wine Estate in Franschhoek, comes the complex Pierneef Syrah Viognier. This Shiraz-dominated Rhône-style blend is a textbook example of a cool-climate South African Syrah (Shiraz).
Intense and firm tannins are present, allowing the wine to age for 6 to 10 years from vintage. It has an abundance of flavours on the silky palate, including spice from the Syrah, and rose geranium perfume with mulberry on the nose. This wine is medium-bodied.
The Rustenberg Buzzard Kloof Syrah (Shiraz) has cemented itself as one of the best examples of Shiraz that South Africa has to offer by winning a spot in the Top 12 at the Shiraz SA Challenge for its 2011 vintage.
The wine is an inky, deep purple in appearance. It flaunts an inviting nose teeming with pepper, ripe berry fruits and violets that make their way onto the lengthy palate where there is great structure and powdery tannins. If cellared optimally, it can be kept for 10 years or more from vintage.
The Saronsberg Shiraz is a luxurious red that wins awards year after year.
It is dark purple in appearance. Red and dark fruit aromas are exhibited on the nose with underlying subtle spice and violets.
A deep mouthfeel accompanies clear fruit tones on the palate married with oaky flavours.
Delicately chiseled tannins with further fruit complete each sip.
The 2010 vintage was given the great honour of 5 stars by Platter’s Wine Guide, while the 2012 vintage made it into the Top 12 South African Shiraz List for 2014, the 2014 vintage crowned as one of the Top 12 Shiraz’s in the country by Shiraz SA.
The Strandveld Wines Syrah (Shiraz) is very serious in nature, yet ever so enticing. It has won multiple awards for its various vintages, including a Top 12 Shiraz SA award in 2016 and 2017.
The nose of this wine delights with aromas of milled black pepper, cloves and spice. Upon tasting, a luxuriant palate is revealed with concentrated black berry fruit flavours in layers. The tannins are grippy and supported by well-incorporated oak.
Partner this full-bodied red with venison, duck or roast beef.
The Wildekrans Barrel Selection Shiraz is a must for any connoisseur of this noble variety as it made it into the Top 12 at the Shiraz SA Challenge. This outstanding red has also won a myriad of other awards.
The wine presents flavours of blueberries, cloves and mint, with touches of white pepper. The lengthy time spent in French barrels (24 months) has highlighted the fynbos features of the wine. The palate is full and supple, and packed with fruit and spice, ending in a lingering finish.
Serve with wild game, full-flavoured red meats or beef stew.