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2018 Babylon's Peak Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Paardeberg"

Babylon's Peak 2018 Shiraz

Winery: Babylon's Peak

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Paardeberg"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Swartland

State or country: South Africa

Price: $20

Cases produced: 2,000

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: June 15, 2021

Wine Review: This deep purple colored Shiraz from South Africa opens with a blackberry and black currant bouquet with a hint of beef stick. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a spiced plum and licorice blend with notes of blackberry, herbal tea, beef stick and cedar. The finish is dry and its flavors and mild tannins are nicely extended. This good value South African Shiraz is a good barbecue option. I would pair it with a slow cooked beef brisket. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: A classic Shiraz with dark fruit, violets and white pepper. An elegant wine with ripe tannins and a lingering aftertaste. Pairs with rich and creamy meat dishes eg. oxtail and venison.

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