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Elim Shiraz 2019 (1,5L Magnum)

R 930.00

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.

De Grendel Elim Shiraz is Hopkins’ passion project, a dream that came to fruition with the first vintage of De Grendel Elim Shiraz in 2016. That vintage immediately attracted accolades, a winning streak form that has continued in the two subsequent vintages.

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.

Although accessible now, the wine will mature beautifully for at least ten years.

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.

Technical Tasting Sheets:

De Grendel Elim Shiraz 2019 - PDF

De Grendel Elim Shiraz 2018 - PDF

De Grendel Elim Shiraz 2017 - PDF

De Grendel Elim Shiraz 2016 - PDF

Marinated chargrilled ribeye steak, game pies, and moussaka topped with lots of aged parmesan.
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.
A small volume of carefully selected fruit was brought to De Grendel in the early hours of the morning. The fruit, 30% of which was left as whole clusters, was open fermented in stainless steel tanks. The fermenting cap was punched down four times a day to produce more robust tannins with excellent structure and concentration of fruit. The wine was matured for 13 months in second and third fill French Oak barrels.

2019

  • Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2021 Gold
  • Veritas Awards 2021 Double Gold (98 Points)
  • Winemag Shiraz Report 2021 Top 10 (94 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