The Very Sexy Shiraz 2010 from Cloof in Darling won gold at this year’s Syrah du Monde, and I have to say, I think it’s an entirely credible achievement. From vineyards planted in 1999, the wine was matured for 12 months in French oak, 33% new. Cellar price: R75 a bottle.
Very aromatic with red and black fruit, smoked meat and pepper. Good concentration, fresh acidity and fine tannins. Balanced, lithe and dry, it offers genuine refreshment. Real bang for your buck.