Fairview Shiraz 2008

Syrah/Shiraz from South Africa

$15.99
Item No. 105135
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • ST88
  • WS88
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Dark, dense red in the glass. Ripe, concentrated plum on the nose, with earthy nuances and notes of violet. The oak comes through as fragrant spice aromas, complementing the fruit. The fruit. The palate is well structured with firm, slightly chalky tannins suggesting good ageing potential. The finish is a delicate balance of fruit sweetness, spiced savoury character and lingering texture.

Critical Acclaim

"This has a juicy core of dark plum, roasted fig and blackberry fruit, backed by graphite and cocoa on the medium-weight finish. Drink now. 4,500 cases made."
88 Points

"Deep red-ruby. Black fruits, molten chocolate, licorice and woodsmoke on the nose. Broad and supple but dry, with dark berry and chocolate flavors that still need a bit of time in bottle to express themselves. Finishes with good breadth and a fine dusting of tannins."
88 Points

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Learn About Fairview Map ItMap It

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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