Dark Horse Shiraz – 2018

R 350.00 per bottle (6 per case)

95% Shiraz, 2.5% Mourvedre, 2.5% Pinotage
Alc: 14.5% RS: 3.6 g/L pH: 3.47 TA: 6.1 g/L

Tasting Notes

Wine style
Sweet | 1 2 3 4 5| Dry
Light  | 1 2 3 4 5 | Full bodied

Colour
The wine has a dark, rich, plummy colour going over to a lively ruby red rim.

Bouquet
A complex combination of white pepper, cigar box, mint and a concentration of dark fruit, supported by subtle spicy undertones.

Palate
The complexity on the nose flows over to the palate. The wine is big and round on entry with silky smooth tannins that show well even though the wine is still young. Nice fruit on the back palate combined with a well-balanced acidity is responsible for a lingering finish and rounds off a perfectly balanced wine.

Food
Kudu fillet with couscous and a red wine reduction.

Dark Horse Awards:

  • Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2021 – GOLD
  • Shiraz SA Top 12 Challenge 2021 – TOP 12
  • National Wine Challenge 2021 – Grand Cru National Winner – Best in Class & Double Platinum
  • Platter Wine Guide 2021