Vergenoegd Estate Shiraz 2003, Wo Stellenbosch

Shiraz Shiraz
Stellenbosch, South Africa

$22.95 (954537)

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Lovely to see a mature South African shiraz in the line up in the release. This is a prime example of a wine at its prime, fully mature, just at the setting sun of fruit and the rise of earthy, tea and tobacco leaf flavours. It was surely never a blockbuster to begin with, but the alcohol-acid-tannin balance must have been in place from the start to achieve this harmony ten years on. Quite dent length and fine perfume all around - well worth a look for fans of mature wines at a fair price. Score: 89 (John Szabo, MS, WineAlign.com, Mar 2013)
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March 16, 2013

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Lovely to see a mature South African shiraz in the line up in the release. This is a prime example of a wine at its...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is from an estate that dates back to the late 17th Century, and has been in the hands of the Faure family for...

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Mike  Rochon
Mike Rochon

Maturing but not yet past its prime, the nose is filled with smoke, tobacco, dried fruit, leather, cedar and earth. The tannin's are present but have rounded and are well integrated, the acidity lends a delicate balance. An interesting mature bottle is something we dont see nearly enough of.

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