Arniston Bay Shiraz 2021

By , 22 February 2022



After I recently suggested that there was a market shortage of “light reds”, Stellenbosch Vineyards were compelled to send me a bottle of the Shiraz 2021 under the entry-level Arniston Bay label.

How much to expect from a wine selling for R79 a bottle? Grapes from Stellenbosch vineyards, winemaking involved whole-bunch fermentation before maturation lasting 10 months in older oak. The nose shows red and black berries, lavender, fynbos and white pepper while the palate is light and fresh with fine tannins, the finish possessing a pleasant saltiness. With moderate alcohol at 13.85% and no ingratiating sweetness (RS is 2.11g/l), I have to say I found it a cleverly executed and remarkably likeable drop.

CE’s rating: 91/100.

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    vincent | 22 February 2022

    The client service of the sales team though is 5/100 , really unhelpful , no interest in sales

      Ruan Willers | 23 February 2022

      Dear Vincent,

      The Stellenbosch Vineyards team holds customer satisfaction in the highest regard and apologies if these standards were not met.

      We will appreciate it if you can contact – , so that our customer service rating is indeed at the same level as the quality of our wine.

      Kindest Regards,

      Ruan Willers
      Sales Manager

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