Eikendal Shiraz 2005

This wine seductive and has a deep, opaque crimson colour, and a
pretty red rim. The nose is layered and filled with spices, prunes,
plums and blackberry and chocolate flavours. The palate shows
sophisticated oak integration with a supple en lingering finish. The
tannins are seamless, helping to create a wine with great age ability.

Enjoy with lamb or venison dishes such as springbok stew, and lamb burgers with beetroot relish, or chocolate and berry tart.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Henry Kotze
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 15.28 % vol  rs : 3.2 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : This wine is drinking well now, and can by enjoyed through
2015 and beyond.

in the vineyard : The Shiraz grows on the south-eastern slopes of our estate, about
150m above sea level and 8.7 km from the sea, where the grapes
become perfectly ripe. The vineyards are trellised in the Peroldt
five-wire trellising system on decomposed Koffieklip (“Coffee

about the harvest: The 2005 vintage is characterised by the excellent colour and fruit
intensity, with bold reds and of great finesse. The red wines from
Stellenbosch are no exception, with healthy grapes in the
vineyards and wines of great quality.

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