Cederberg Shiraz 2015

Western Cape

75cl bottle: £18.95 £16.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £227.40 £203.40

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Cederberg’s ‘show’ wine from high up in the Cederberg mountains – a top notch Shiraz that has it all – great fruit, freshness & minearlity. This award winning wine is a must for anyone who appreciates fine red wine from South Africa or the Northern Rhône.


"Rich, opulent, blueberry, boot polish and sweet wood spice nose. Sweet plum on the palate with almost a bloody, iron-like core. Gravelly minerality integrates well; a class act." - 92 Points, Decanter


Gold - Decanter Wine World Awards '17


Silver - Veritas '16


93 points - Tim Atkin '17


Double Gold  - NWC/Top 100 SA Wines '17


Top Shiraz - Cederberg & Lambertsbaai Wards Terroir Awards


100 points Grand Slam- SAWi Awards '17

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Our Tasting Notes

A complex Shiraz filled with intense red fruit, mulberry and cherries on the nose. 15 Months in oak showing hints of sweet spice and vanilla. Red berries follow through on the palate and finishes off with a smooth lingering sensation. A well-crafted Shiraz that allows you to cellar the wine for a few years developing into a sensational wine. Pair with South African game, powerful cheeses such as young cheddar or gruyère or indulge by pairing with intricate dark bitter chocolate.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Shiraz
Appellation: Cederberg
Alcohol: 14.5%

About

The Cederberg lies about 250 km north of Cape Town. This vast region encompasses approximately 162 000 ha of rugged mountainous terrain, stretching from the Pakhuis Pass behind Clanwilliam in the north, to Grootrivier in the south, towards Ceres. Forty six kilometres inland from the N7, between Citrusdal and Clanwilliam – with two mountain ranges separating the farm from the Olifants River – lies Cederberg Private Cellar on the farm Dwarsrivier. It is the highest wine farm above sea level in the Western Cape. The farm produces red and white wines from its high-altitude vineyards which are truly unique and exceptional.

The Cederberg story is remarkable:" Oom Pollie has confounded the experts by producing prize-winning wines on his farm high in the remote Cederberg Mountains. He first started making wine for the farm workers with table grapes that ripened too late to be taken in by the nearest co-operative. The venture was so successful, he decided to try his hand at making red wine, and the first vintage in 1977, though too small to be certified, was acclaimed by experts as being up to Superior standards." - Platter’s guide to South African Wines (1980)