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Cederberg, Shiraz, 2020

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Cederberg, Shiraz, 2020

"Oozing charm and decadence, this supremely ripe and meaty Shiraz exudes ample blue and black fruit, coffee, baking spice and cracked pepper. Luscious and accomplished." 95/100, Decanter World Wine Awards 2023 Unfailingly... Read More

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Cederberg, Shiraz, 2020

ColourRed

RegionCederberg

GrowerCederberg

Grape VarietyShiraz

Vintage2018

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeCED820

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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Decanter provides authoritative content, independent advice and our wine's recently featured in their top 5 (out of 149!).

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

Any wine you see on our website that has the Decanter icon on the picture has had a great write up!

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Cederberg, Shiraz, 2020

"Oozing charm and decadence, this supremely ripe and meaty Shiraz exudes ample blue and black fruit, coffee, baking spice and cracked pepper. Luscious and accomplished." 95/100, Decanter World Wine Awards 2023

Unfailingly spectacular: given plenty of extraction and 45% new oak, it’s deeply coloured, concentrated and well-structured but also delivers exuberant raspberry and black cherry fruit. It’s a lovely pair for roast beef. Now-2027

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.

Great choice of good-value wines in the January sales. The website is really easy to use to make up an order. Delivery, as is often the case, was within 24 hours and, as usual, was well-packed.

J Windle

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I've bought a couple of cases recently, and many more in years gone by, and have really enjoyed their selection. They have a good range of interesting wines from some classic and some more…

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Judging by the wines I have had, someone is doing a very good job in selecting the wines to put before the public, and at a very fair price. Delivery from online purchases as also been quick and…

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Great company with good service and good prices. Highly recommended.

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One of my favourite independents. Been enjoying these special wines for more than 10 years. Always interesting choices, and always great value in the sales!

David M

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This was yet another quick and painless transaction, as I have come to expect from SV&S.

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