Neil Ellis Groenekloof Shiraz 2014

October 18, 2016
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 1 Comment
Neil Ellis Groenekloof Shiraz 2014

Bang on.

The Groenekloof Shiraz 2014 from Neil Ellis, which won gold at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show earlier this year, really is a cracker. From unirrigated bush vines, it was matured for 15 months in 500-litre puncheons, partially new. It has a classic nose of red and black fruit, spice and pepper, a hint of smokiness and some musky perfume in the background – it’s all there. There’s a robust quality to the palate but it’s not too weighty – lovely fruit purity, fresh acidity and fine tannins. Outstanding quality relative to price given that it sells for around R100 a bottle.

#WinemagRating: 94/100.

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  1. NeilNovember 2, 2016 at 4:20 pmReply

    Thanks Christian. Once again you’ve pointed me in the direction of a great wine. Delicious!

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