Shiraz 2015

R 135.00

AWARDS  |  TASTING NOTES

A consistent winner of multiple awards through the years, the 2015 vintage is no exception, scooping Michelangelo Platinum and Veritas Double Gold to name but two.

In fact, Cellar Master Charles Hopkins proudly predicts that the 2015 is the best Shiraz from De Grendel in twelve years.

Carefully sourced from specially selected vineyards in the Firgrove and Paarl areas, the grapes were vinified separately using two different methods, allowing the unique characteristics of each vineyard to shine through. After meticulous blending, the wine was matured for thirteen months in American and French oak barrels, twenty percent new.

Deep purple in colour with a violet meniscus, floral white pepper and enticing nuances of mocha and clove on the nose precede generous aromas of black cherry, blueberry and mulberry with hints of fynbos and liquorice.

A delectable entry of sweet pomegranate and red cherry fruit on the palate is enveloped by savoury, silky tannins that develop into a long, elegant floral finish with lingering hints of red plum.

Exceptionally versatile as a food wine, it would pair excellently with most meats from Springbok to lamb shank and steak. Elegance and spice, however, beckon for tomato based pasta.

TASTING NOTES:

De Grendel Shiraz 2015 - PDF

De Grendel Shiraz 2014 - PDF

De Grendel Shiraz 2013 - PDF

De Grendel Shiraz 2012 - PDF

De Grendel Shiraz 2011 - PDF

 

AWARDS:
2015

Veritas Awards 2016 Double Gold

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2016 Platinum

Vitis Vinifera Awards 2016 Trophy

2014

Veritas Awards 2016 Gold

Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2016 Gold

Vitis Vinifera Awards 2015 Double Gold

2013  

Veritas Awards 2015 Gold

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2014 Gold

Vitis Vinifera Awards 2014 Gold

Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2015 Gold

2012

Platter’s 4½ Stars

2011

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Comp 2013 Gold - Best South African Wine

Platter’s 4½ Stars

Michelangelo Int'l Wine Awards 2013 Double Gold

Veritas 2013 Double Gold

Vitis Vinifera Awards 2013 Double Gold

2010

Five Nations Wine Challenge 2012 Double Gold (2nd Place)

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 International Judge's Choice Award

Platter’s 4½ Stars

2009
Platter’s 4 Stars
2008

Platter’s 4 Stars

Veritas 2011 Gold

2007

Platter’s 4 Stars

Veritas 2010 Double Gold

2006

Platter’s 4 Stars

Michelangelo Int’l Wine Awards Gold

Veritas Double Gold

2005

Michelangelo Int’l Wine Awards Gold

2004

South African Airways First Class

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