Shiraz/Syrah

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  • Shortwood Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot South Africa

    A blend of 60% Cabernet and 40% Merlot. Blackberry aromas from the Cabernet Sauvignon team up with ripe flavours from the Merlot grape, ensuring a soft and long finish. Ideal companion to roasted dark meat and any type of cheese.

    grape typeShiraz/Syrah
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countrySouth Africa
    vintage2019
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £8.89

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  • Excelsior “Paddock” Shiraz South Africa

    This is widely regarded as the El Nino year in South Africa. The summer was hotter and riper than normal which required some adaptation in the vineyards to ensure a quality grape harvest. Grapes were harvested earlier than normal to ensure that there was freshness in the wines. The positive aspect of the drought was a very healthy crop with good concentration. The red wines from 2017 are rich and very structured.
    30% of the wine was aged in french and american oak barrels for 8 months.Spicy and dried herbs, every bit a Shiraz but with more restraint and structure than an Aussie Shiraz of the same price (in my humble opinion). Good spice and tannins make it good with food but it’s still soft enough to enjoy on its own. Maybe it’s the 15% of Petit Verdot in the blend which elevates it from the norm?

    grape typeShiraz/Syrah
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countrySouth Africa
    vintage2019
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £8.99

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  • Château d’Or et de Gueules “Mon fut c’est du poulet?”

    Diane’s husband, Matthieu, demonstrates both his fine winemaking skills as well as his sense of humour with this wine. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin;
    Matthieu devised a special cuvee, just one barrel, to mark the birth of his baby five years ago. Whist he was away on business one day, Diane unwittingly blended the barrel together with others destined to be the Trassegum Red final blend.
    “Your’e kidding me?!!” said Matthieu on learning his barrel was gone. Translated from “Mon cul, c’est du poulet?” in French. In order not to offend sensitivities he replaced the vulgar “cul” (arse) with “fut” (barrel), and so the fith vintage of this birthday wine is Matthieu’s finest so far in his opinion. Lovely sort, round, fleshy Syrah with easy oak undertones.

    grape typeShiraz/Syrah
    wine styleBig & Robust Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2016
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £13.50

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  • Excelsior San Louis Shiraz

    In 1979 San Louis fell ill, stopped eating and grew tremendously weak. His grave was dug, but as he was being led to it, the decision was made to try and treat him for a little longer. Seven months later he had recovered completely. On 7 February 1981 San Louis won the 1600m Guineas horse race, one of South Africa’s most prestigious races.

    This vineyard is situated on deep, calcareous soils that allow deep root penetration. This enables the vineyard to withstand heat and drought.

    This wine 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.

    grape typeShiraz/Syrah
    wine styleOakey Reds
    countrySouth Africa
    vintage2019
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £15.00

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  • Ridgeback Estate Shiraz

    This stunner from Ridgeback is just what your Barossa Valley lover will drool over. Platters Four Stars.

    grape typeShiraz/Syrah
    wine styleOakey Reds
    countrySouth Africa
    vintage2014
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £18.50

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  • Laurent Miquel Bardou St Chinian Red

    Laurent Miquel Bardou St Chinian Red

    So here’s the pick of the reds, Laurent’s Single Vineyard 100% Syrah from his Bardou Estate in St Chinian. Aged in French oak barrels (55% new, 45% one year old) this is a fine example of the Saint Chinian terroir and French Red to do justice to a traditional English Sunday Roast….Entente Cordiale

    grape typeShiraz/Syrah
    wine styleBig & Robust RedsOakey Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2016
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £22.50

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