Cloof Shiraz the Very Sexy 2008

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Vineyards were first planted at Cloof in 1966, with additional plantings in 1976 and 1987. In that time Darling, adjacent to the Swartland, was better known as a wheat farming region. A cellar was completed in time for the 1998 harvest, which allowed the first release of Cloof wines during the course of 1999. Vineyard area was significantly increased, with plantings every year from 1998 to 2000, bringing the total to 145 hectares. The 220 hectares of vineyards at neighbouring Burghers Post are under the same ownership, giving Cloof unparalleled access to (and control over) top quality fruit. In 2003 Darling was declared a wine region in its own right in recognition of the unique style and quality of wines grown here. Darling of origin, darling by nature. Grown in vineyards that have been described as "Shiraz Heaven", this wine's luscious fruit was accessorised with the very best French Oak, making a package that is so appealing and seductive that it could only be named after the experience one has when drinking it. This is an exceptionally well-balanced Shiraz that combines freshness with weight, aroma with concentration, and rich blackberry fruit with a spicy, mineral lift. A powerful, characterful, individual wine.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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The Cloof Winery:
The West Coast village of Darling is home to artists, actors, retired financiers, farmers and other interesting people (we’d count ourselves amongst those). Even if the region geographically (not to mention demographically) is more than a little off-centre, Darling’s annual wild flower show – showcasing a selection of the 1200 flowering species to be found here – makes it the focal point of... Read more
The West Coast village of Darling is home to artists, actors, retired financiers, farmers and other interesting people (we’d count ourselves amongst those). Even if the region geographically (not to mention demographically) is more than a little off-centre, Darling’s annual wild flower show – showcasing a selection of the 1200 flowering species to be found here – makes it the focal point of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Late in 2006 Cloof and Burghers Post were named Champions under the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative, in recognition of the steps we’ve taken to conserve pristine natural vegetation, and to rehabilitate previously cultivated areas. The programme also sets extremely strict standards in terms of the potential environmental impact of vineyard and cellar activities. Darling’s unique combination of soils and climate (more on that in the Our Vineyards section of this website) give rise to the trademark bold-flavoured richness of Cloof wines. Read less

Member Reviews for Cloof Shiraz the Very Sexy

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Snooth User: kuronotenshi
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 06/29/2009

Rich fruit, spices, great length. Perfect value.


External Reviews for Cloof Shiraz the Very Sexy

External Review
Vintage: 2007 02/24/2010

Cloof The Very Sexy Shiraz 2007: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate)Jahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: DarlingWeingut: Cloof WinesRebsorte: ShirazRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: Rotwein


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Vintage: 2007 07/29/2010

The Very Sexy Shiraz 2007 - Cloof: The Very Sexy Shiraz 2007 - Rotwein von Cloof WinesDer The Very Sexy Shiraz 2007 von Cloof Wines trägt seinen Namen zu Recht! Er ist einfach sexy und macht unheimlich Spaß zu trinken. Im Glas sehen wir ihn in einem dichten, undurchdringlichen Purpurrot und duftet intensiv nach Pflaumen, schwarzem Pfeffer und einer leichten, süßlichen Holznote mit einer anfänglichen Rauchnote. Am Gaumen präsentiert er sich unwahrscheinlich sanft und fruchtig. Wir spüren konzentrierte Fruchtaromen und ein wenig süßliche Holzwürze, die an Zedern erinnert und gut zum verführerischen, schmeichelnden Charakter des Weines passt. Genießen Sie ihn zu rosa gebratener Entenbrust mit Weichselsauce oder Wildschweingulasch mit Preiselbeeren.Weingut: Cloof WinesLand: SüdafrikaRegion: StellenboschRebsorte: 100% ShirazInhalt: 0,75 lEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16- 18°CFassreife: in Barriques gereift (12 Monate)Auszeichnungen des Cloof The Very Sexy Shiraz 2007:3.5 Platter Stars Rotwein > Südafrika > Stellenbosch


External Review
Vintage: 2006 02/24/2010

Cloof The Very Sexy Shiraz 2006: Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate)Jahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: DarlingWeingut: Cloof WinesRebsorte: ShirazRestzucker: 4 g/LiterRestsäure: 5,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.15 Rotwein



Vineyards were first planted at Cloof in 1966, with additional plantings in 1976 and 1987. In that time Darling, adjacent to the Swartland, was better known as a wheat farming region. A cellar was completed in time for the 1998 harvest, which allowed the first release of Cloof wines during the course of 1999. Vineyard area was significantly increased, with plantings every year from 1998 to 2000, bringing the total to 145 hectares. The 220 hectares of vineyards at neighbouring Burghers Post are under the same ownership, giving Cloof unparalleled access to (and control over) top quality fruit. In 2003 Darling was declared a wine region in its own right in recognition of the unique style and quality of wines grown here. Darling of origin, darling by nature. Grown in vineyards that have been described as "Shiraz Heaven", this wine's luscious fruit was accessorised with the very best French Oak, making a package that is so appealing and seductive that it could only be named after the experience one has when drinking it. This is an exceptionally well-balanced Shiraz that combines freshness with weight, aroma with concentration, and rich blackberry fruit with a spicy, mineral lift. A powerful, characterful, individual wine.

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