Flagstone The Last Word Port 2014

The colour is reminiscent of a bright red sapphire on the edges, flowing over into a dark intense ruby red.Prominent dark fruit on the nose within a frame of cinnamon, nutmeg and all spices from the American oak. Rum & raisin, Shiraz character comes through strongly- nuttiness, sundried tomatoes pesto, stewed fruit, leather, smoky and vanilla cigarillos. A sweet sensation combined with the tanginess of dried apricot and peaches flows over your palate. The Last Word is a sweetish dryness of plum fruit compote with a nice warm sensation.

We paired The Last Word with Gorgonzola, and gingery green fig preserve, and it was more than up to the challenge. It’s also good with peppercorn-infused dark chocolate, apricot tart tatin or manchego & membrillo.

variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winery : Flagstone Winery
winemaker : Bruce Jack
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 19.5 % vol  rs : 98.5 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
Rated 3.5 Stars - 2013 John Platter Wine Guide

This wine is intended to be the final flourish that finishes off a delectable meal and a wonderful evening.

 

about the harvest: Our very ripe grapes are picked at 28° Balling.

in the cellar : The grapes are then fortified at 10° Balling with Brandy. By fortifying a fermenting wine with barrel-aged brandy we stop the wildly raging, spontaneous fermentation in its tracks. This is the traditional South African way of weaving the ethereal flavours and aromas of fermentation into the typical dense, complex and tannic structure of our handmade reds. Giving us a wine with fabulous structure and the fruitiness and spiciness of shiraz, but with a little bit of sugar, making it a perfect pairing from something sweet.

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