The 2006 vintage was a warm vintage yielding ripe, full flavored wines. A delicious fruit forward Shiraz with cherry and plum flavors and additional layers of spice delivering a well balanced approachable wine. It will go great with all things BBQ, lamb kabobs, rotisserie chicken and meat based pizzas.
Part of the fruit is grown at Fairview on the south western slopes of Paarl Mountain. The Fairview Shiraz vineyards are primarily on decomposed granite soils, and have drip irrigation. The other components of the blend are from dry land vineyards in Agter-Paarl on deep Malmesbury shale soils, as well as two sites in Stellenbosch.
Loaded with fruit and rounder and less harsh than most Shiraz, which is not my favorite wine. This, however, was lovely. It required an hour to breathe, which was not extensive, and was dry but very elegant for a Shiraz. Great value!