2008 Hartenberg Shiraz Gravel Hill
Region: Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, South Africa
Deep and dark ruby red. Love the nose on this Shiraz. Lots of meaty/gamey notes like salami or prosciutto. Smoked meat too. Beautiful palate with caramel and vanilla in the attack, but then goes bone dry in a very long and lingering finish. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Just as delicious as tasting at the estate two weeks ago. Definitely a wine that you can cellar for the long hall. Absolutely delicious.
Made of 100% Shiraz from one of the unique vineyards on the Estate with very little soil. Of the soil there majority is brown ferrous stone covered by a fine layer of clay. Aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak Alliers (225 liters). Only 550 bottles produced.
2016 till 2036.
Price Point:$$$ - Can be purchased from Cape Ardor for $72.00.
Slightly better than the Stork. Deep ruby red. Tight nose with chalk, and blackberries. Love the palate, insanely dry and delicious. Tons of dark fruits with a furry texture, almost a sandpaper like texture. THis can easily last another ten to fifteen years.
2015 till 2030+.
Price Point:$$ - Purchased from the Estate for $33.00.