Excelsior Shiraz 2008

External Review by Astor Wines & Spirits:

A juicy, tasty red from Robertson, South Africa. It shows loads of dark fruit on the palate with cassis and a touch of smoke on the finish. The tannins are eager to please - in fact, this wine just won't let you down in general. Friendly and approachable.

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Region: South Africa
Winery: Excelsior
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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Excelsior:
Excelsior is a winery in Ashton in the Robertson region of South Africa that has been in the De Wet family since 1870. Freddie and son Peter De Wet currently oversee operations. The 220 ha of vines are dedicated to international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes are hand picked and cultivated using a minimal amount of chemicals. ... Read more
Excelsior is a winery in Ashton in the Robertson region of South Africa that has been in the De Wet family since 1870. Freddie and son Peter De Wet currently oversee operations. The 220 ha of vines are dedicated to international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes are hand picked and cultivated using a minimal amount of chemicals. The wines are produced as full-bodied, intense expressions of the varietals.  Read less
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External Reviews for Excelsior Shiraz

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
10/25/2010

A juicy, tasty red from Robertson, South Africa. It shows loads of dark fruit on the palate with cassis and a touch of smoke on the finish. The tannins are eager to please - in fact, this wine just won't let you down in general. Friendly and approachable.


External Review
Source: WineChateau.com
03/27/2010

Appearance: Deep brick red to almost blackAroma: Smoked meat, mocha, toffee and spicy new wood Palate: Vanilla and ripe black cherries liger on palate


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
05/24/2010

Shiraz 2008 - Excelsior: Shiraz 2008 - Rotwein von ExcelsiorKalkreiche Böden verhelfen den Weinen zu einer ganz besonderen Finesse, so auch in Robertson, der Herkunft des Excelsior Shiraz 2008. Im Glas zeigt sich ein dichtes Ziegelrot, im Zentrum fast schwarz. Das Bouquet verströmt eine interessante Aromenpalette, die von Geräuchertem, Mokkatönen, Toffee bis zu würzig duftendem Holz reicht. Am Gaumen spielen Aromen von Vanille und Schwarzkirsche und dieser Rotwein endet in einem langen eleganten Finale. Probieren Sie ihn zu gegrilltem Fleisch sowie stark gewürzten mediterranen Gerichten.Weingut: Excelsior EstateLand: SüdafrikaRegion: RobertsonRebsorte: ShirazInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5,5 g/lRestsüße: 3,5 g/lEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 bis 18°CAuszeichnungen für den Excelsior Shiraz 2008:* Michelangelo Silber* Best Value Award 2008, Bronze Medal - Decanter Awards 2008 Rotwein > Südafrika > Robertson


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
10/10/2013

This ripe, jammy Shiraz is bursting with juicy flavors of blackberry, cherry, licorice, and plum, with hints of dark chocolate and Asian spice.



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