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Elim Shiraz 2020 (1,5L Magnum)

Elim Shiraz 2020 (1,5L Magnum)

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Our Elim Shiraz grapes are grown in the cool maritime climate of Elim close to Cape Agulhas, a wine-growing potential that our cellar master Charles Hopkins saw more than 20 years ago when he identified it as the ideal climate for making the distinctive rotundone style of shiraz – alluringly fragrant with deep black pepper intensity.

This exceptional Shiraz conveys black cherry, lavender, and blackberry aromas. It offers a rich taste with solid but soft tannins, backed by well-unified oak. It is complex and multi-dimensional with layers of mulberries and white pepper. This is a bold and full-bodied Shiraz that will please even the most refined palates of Shiraz aficionados.

Matured for 13 months in second and third fill French oak barrels, Elim Shiraz is made to age gracefully into its full power over at least the next decade, and is available in limited quantities.

Enjoy with: Lamb Gyros, Peppered Fillet, Leg of Lamb

Tasting Notes: Rosemary, Red Plum, Cloves

Awards

2020
Platter's Guide 2023 5 Stars (95 Points)
Winemag Shiraz Report 2023 Top 10 (94 Points)

2019
SA Terroir Wine Awards 2022 National Winner
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2021 Gold
Michelangelo Wine Awards 2022 Gold
Platter's Guide 2022 5 Stars (97 Points)
Tim Atkin SA Report 2022 (91 Points)
Veritas Awards 2021 Double Gold (98 Points)
Winemag Shiraz Report 2021 Top 10 (94 Points)
Winemag Shiraz Report 2022 (92 Points)

2018
Platter's Guide 2021 5 Stars
Shiraz SA Wine Challenge 2020 Top 12
Tim Atkin South African Report 2020 90 Points
Winemag Shiraz Report 2020 Top 10

2017
Platter's Guide 2020 5 Stars
Winemag Shiraz Report 2019 95 Points

2016
James Suckling 2018 91 Points
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2018 Double Gold
Platter's Guide 2019 4 1/2 Stars
Shiraz SA Wine Challenge 2018 Top 12
Tim Atkin SA Report 2018 91 Points
Veritas Awards 2018 Gold

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  • Tasting Notes

    This exceptional Shiraz conveys black cherry, lavender, and blackberry aromas. It offers a rich taste with solid but soft tannins, backed by well-unified oak. It is complex and multi-dimensional with layers of mulberries and white pepper. This is a bold and full-bodied Shiraz that will please even the most refined palates of Shiraz aficionados.

  • Food Complements

    Marinated chargrilled ribeye steak, game pies, and moussaka topped with lots of aged parmesan.

  • Vintage

    The 2019 vintage will be remembered as one that followed the most severe drought in South Africa during 2018. In the second half of 2018, supporting rainfall ensured good soil moisture with cool and moderate ripening and harvesting conditions for 60% of the intake of the 2019 vintage. The 2019 crop was medium sized, resulting in some excellent wines.

Technical Tasting Sheets

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