Last year, we highlighted the 2016 vintage of this stellar TSW Syrah and, when tasted blind in the inaugural Winemag Shiraz Report, the 2017 achieved an impressive 94 points. It came in just behind the over-all…

Last year, we highlighted the 2016 vintage of this stellar TSW Syrah and, when tasted blind in the inaugural Winemag Shiraz Report, the 2017 achieved an impressive 94 points. It came in just behind the over-all winner but at an exceptional quality to price ratio.

The Trizanne Signature Wines TSW Syrah 2017 follows on perfectly from the bestselling 2016. Vintage upon vintage, it’s simply one of our absolute favourites here at Wine Cellar. It offers a beautiful nose of poised fruit, mingled with savoury notes that lead on to a precise and focused, yet juicy, dry finish. This is our ‘value pick’ from the Winemag Shiraz Report top 10 selection.

There is an irresistible sense of energy about this Syrah, and it is beautifully sculpted on the elegant yet long finish. Superb!‘ – Neal Martin on the 2016 vintage

We have also managed to secure a small parcel of the 2017 De Grendel Elim Shiraz – the winning wine in the report. Very limited and only available in magnum, the 2017 Elim Shiraz is special and expertly showcases the unique garrigue-like, savoury and salty nature of this appellation.

For all the available Shiraz top 10 winnerssee here. There is amazing value to be found and some exceptional wines that offer great drinking pleasure.

Tasting notes:

Trizanne Signature Wines, TSW Syrah 2017
Matured for 12 months in 500-litre barrels. An enticing nose with top notes of rose, musk and fynbos before red fruit and white pepper. The palate is light bodied with vibrant acidity and fine tannins, the finish long and saline. Elegant and understated. Abv: 13.67%. – Winemag Shiraz Report 2019, 94/100 (Blind panel tasting)

De Grendel, Elim Shiraz Magnum 2017
30% whole-bunch fermentation. Matured for 13 months in second- and third-fill French oak barrels. A very primary nose with berries, pepper and some smoky reduction to the fore. The palate has lovey fruit concentration, zippy acidity and crunchy tannins. Intense but not weighty, this is wine is admirable for both its focus and elegance. Abv: 13.5%. – Winemag Shiraz Report 2019, 95/100 (Blind panel tasting)

 

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