WINE OF THE MONTH

The Excelsior San Louis Shiraz

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This is a reserve wine we only make in exceptional years, with 2012 the latest.

Grapes for this heavyweight grow in deep, calcareous soils that allows the roots to penetrate deep into the ground. This enables the vineyard to withstand heat and drought. It’s a serious wine, savoury and complex with a firm tannin structure. It has an explosive nose of chocolate, espresso, fruitcake and sweet oak spice. The palate is rich and very soft, with ripe flavours of black cherries and a long rich aftertaste. Perfect for a hearty winter meal.

Watch out in a few days for the recipe for a perfect food companion.

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