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Babylonstoren, Shiraz 2018

Finely crafted to portray layers of cherry, soft prune, blackcurrant and hints of spice.

Elegant, velvety mouth-feel and long, lingering finish.

89pts | Tim Atkin

£15.75

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Franschhoek

Shiraz / Syrah

LightFull Bodied

Description

This is an example of South African wine at its best. Cultivated at Babylonstoren in South Africa, against the dramatic backdrop of the Simonsberg mountains, the shiraz grapes are fermented on their skins for about seven days, after which it gets an extended maceration period of about one week.

The wine then gets pressed into a combination of 70% new and 30% second-fill 300 litre French oak barrels. After malolactic fermentation the wine gets racked and is then returned to the barrels for another 18 months before bottling. This wine has a surprisingly fresh mid-palate.

Can be enjoyed from the year of release, with an ageing potential of up to ten years.

 

“Both intense & delicate, full of exuberance yet balanced & harmonious. 2018 Xmas spice, cured meat & leather pave way to deep mulberry & plum fruit in a complex, involving body.” Platter’s

Additional information

Grape

Shiraz / Syrah

Vintage

2018

Wine Farm

Alcohol

14.5%

An excellent match for roast lamb, spicy dishes, game with a berry sauce or hard cheeses like Gouda

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