Graham Beck Game Reserve Shiraz 2011

Syrah/Shiraz from South Africa

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Item No. 128655
  • WS91
Style: Earthy & Spicy

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.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

This unique blend displays mulberry and black cherry fruit balanced by a spicy freshness. The rich, ripe Shiraz fruit is deftly complemented by the floral scents of the Viognier. A well structured wine with silky tannins and roasted spiciness, rounded off with sweet berry fruit.

This deliciously aromatic and spicy wine pairs extraordinarily well with rich venison, lamb, roast beef and stews.

Critical Acclaim

"Offers a focused feel, with an anise note framing the dark blackberry paste and raspberry ganache flavors. A graphite spine pins down the finish, revealing a backdrop of toasted mesquite. Drink now through 2016."
91 Points

Learn About Graham Beck Map ItMap It

Graham Beck wines is now entering its third generation as a family winery. It was established in 1983 when entrepreneur Graham Beck purchased Madeba farm outside the Western Cape town of Robertson with a fervent ambition to establish a world-class winery in this region. The success of the Robertson winery has been extended to the second Graham Beck cellar in Franschoek, one of...

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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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