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Cederberg, Shiraz, 2018

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Cederberg, Shiraz, 2018

David's Shiraz is unfailingly spectacular: given plenty of extraction and 60% new oak, it's deeply coloured, concentrated and well-structured but also delivers exuberant cherries and blackcurrants with a hint of spice. It's a... Read More

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Cederberg, Shiraz, 2018

ColourRed

RegionCederberg

GrowerCederberg

Grape VarietyShiraz

Vintage2018

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeCED818

Style

Medium Bodied

Light > Full

Cederberg

South Africa

The redoubtable David Nieuwoudt took over the Cederberg estate from his father in 1997.

We first visited David in 2003, when he was in the midst of his planting programme, and have worked with him ever since then.

The Cederberg vineyards here are 1100-1150 metres up in the Cederberg mountains, most of them on dramatic shale slopes. Good natural rainfall,...

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Shiraz / Syrah

Shiraz / Syrah  

Powerful, black-fruited, often aged in oak, syrah/Shiraz comes in varying styles but at the top (such as Hermitage) can be spectacular and very long-lived.

There is no question that Syrah is now the most fashionable red grape for new plantings in many New World countries, especially South Africa and Chile.

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The panel is made up of 3 experts: Jane Anson, Matt Walls & Matthew Luczy.

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Cederberg, Shiraz, 2018

David's Shiraz is unfailingly spectacular: given plenty of extraction and 60% new oak, it's deeply coloured, concentrated and well-structured but also delivers exuberant cherries and blackcurrants with a hint of spice. It's a lovely pair for roast beef. Now-2025

"A modern style with polished new oak and a texture of satin, with a long fresh finish. Layered blue and black fruits, dried meats, and cedar." 96/100 Decanter World Wine Awards 2021

Made by David Nieuwoudt, who took over the amazing Cederberg estate from his father in 1997. The vineyards here are the highest in the Cape at 1100-1150 metres up in the Cederberg mountains. Good natural rainfall, around 550-600mm, cool temperatures (occasionally snow-showers in winter), with plenty of wind, mean that Cederberg enjoys a near perfect climate, in particular a long ripening period. The whites are mountain-fresh, with plentiful natural acidity.

Not content with the efforts he has made at Cederberg - for example the new plantings into the hard shale slopes - he has also bought land in windswept Elim in the far south of the country on slate and granitic soils. He has branded his wines from there Ghost Corner, the name sailors used to give to nearby Cape Agulhas, the most southerly point of Africa.

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