Exceptional deep red color. Complex nose of white and black pepper spices with bramble and black fruit undertones. Vibrant acid level which carries through onto a multi-layered rich palate rounded off by smooth silky tannins. The integration of oak spice and tannin add depth and complexity. Superb fine dining wine.
The complex 2011 vintage shows a lively deep colour with aromas of plum, rose petals, black fruit and cinnamon sticks. Mature but soft tannin structure which gives a rounded yet complex palate. The fruit and character has integrated well with the oak that was used for ageing. An elegant vintage to remember.
This fruit driven Shiraz has a vibrant ruby red colour. On the nose there are aromas of rich blackcurrant and blackberry fruit with hints of black pepper. The medium palate has an elegant soft tannin structure with fine finesse. There is a gentle touch of oak on the nose and palate that compliments the wine.
Niel Joubert Shiraz. There is a very attractive freshness in the first blush of youth. Really appetising aromas of blackberry, raspberry with tea leaves, sweet spice and herby notes. Slight minty touch with clean spicy oak backing. The mouth is well rounded and smooth with fine, well integrated tannins. Long flavours lead into equally long finish.
Stellenrust Premium Range Shiraz. This wine offers raspberry and biltong flavours with a soft dark undertone enhancing ripe fruity tannins and peppery spice. A lovely bouquet is lifted by violets and fresh acidity.
Red black colour intensity with strong smokey, leather, black pepper and dark roast flavours and an abundance of ripe black fruit-notes of earthy compost. Medium full weight, well structured middle palate and full round tannins with a fresh balance. Meaning “black earth”, a reflection on both the great Swartberg mountains and the black highly organic soil in which this Syrah vineyard is planted, hence the name “Terre Noire”.
Alvi’s Drift Shiraz has a medium colour with an attractive garnet hue. The wine is elegant and nicely balanced. The aromas on the nose are a subtle blend of white pepper and red berries with a hint of vanilla and chocolate. The flavours are well integrated with nutty oak characters. The palate is balanced with surprising length and fullness. The oak, fruit and tannins are beautifully integrated, giving the wine a subtlety and elegance rarely found in New World wines. Ideal with poultry, especially roast or barbecued chicken.