Fairview Beacon Shiraz 2001

Syrah/Shiraz from South Africa

$33.99
Item No. 61600
  • red wine
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

"Very toasty with dominant vanilla and spice aromas this also has lots of dark crushed boysenberry and raspberry flavor chocolate and pudding hints and firm tannins embedded in the muscular finish. Solid modern style that isnt just jammy. Drink now through 2005."
-Wine Spectator

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The home of Fairview wines is a 300 ha farm on the southwest-facing slopes of Paarl Mountain, a granite rock outcrop in the heart of the Paarl wine district, viticulturally among the most historic and influential areas of the Cape winelands. Winemaking on the farm can be traced back to 1699, not quite a half-century after the first European settlers arrived in southern Africa. But...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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Winemaker's Notes Shiraz is sourced from a number of sites. Some of the fruit is grown at Fairview on the ...
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