Price:  £10.95 £9.95 | Case Rate: £9.95
Ex Tax: £8.29

Cloof - The Very Sexy Shiraz 2014

Information

  • Country: South Africa
  • Wine Region: Coastal Region
  • Wine Area: Darling
  • Wine Maker: Christopher van Dieren
  • Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2016
Duty/Vat Paid
Limited Stock: (2 btls)
JP: 3.5 Stars (2011) Misc ()

Wine tasting notes

Exceptionally well-balanced Shiraz that combines freshness with weight, aroma with concentration, and rich blackberry fruit with a spicy, mineral lift. Powerful, characterful, individual wine.

Expert Reviews

John Platter (2011)3.5 stars

Fruit-forward 2011 has juicy palate, black pepper spice & dark berry support. Supple fruit tannins support a satisfying end.

Miscellaneous ()

Top 100 South African Wines 2014 - one of only 15 Shiraz wines selectedFinalist Shiraz South Africa 2014 - one of 12 finalists

Vinification Notes

The Shiraz had 2 days of cold soak at 10ºC before inoculation and then fermented dry on skins for 8 days, at 30ºC. After fermentation it macerated for a further 5 days before being pressed. After malolactic fermentation in tanks, the wine was transferred to barrels for 12 months. (33% new French oak was used). After fining and a light filtration the wine was bottled.