Fairview Shiraz 75cl

£16

£16 per 75cl
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As a Fairview speciality, with the first Shiraz vines planted on the farm in 1960, this bold wine is crafted from a selection of the best parcels of Shiraz found here on our farm. This one¿s a keeper ¿ a very expressive and spicy red that will mature well over the next 5-8 years.
Country of Origin
South Africa

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Allergen Information
Contains Sulphites
Dietary Information
Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians
ABV (%)
14%
Units
10.5 UK Units per 75cl bottle
Grape Variety
100% Shiraz
Tasting Notes
Intense red in the glass. Pepper spice on the nose with red berry fruit. The palate reveals plum fruits with a touch of white pepper and a rich mouth feel with well-integrated bold tannins.
History
Fairview is situated on the lower slopes of Mount Paarl, which is more
sheltered from the moderating maritime influence than nearby Stellenbosch. Vines were planted here as early as 1699. The property was bought by the grandfather of current owner Charles Back in 1937. Fairview has a reputation for consistent quality across a range of innovative styles, using both classic and unusual varieties, and leads the field in South Africa in matching varieties to specific sites. The Fairview estate now has a total of 680 hectares of vineyard over four appellations: Paarl, Swartland, Darling and Stellenbosch. This vineyard ownership in so many different regions allows Charles to produce a wide range of wines, from grapes grown in optimal conditions. In 2014, Charles received a lifetime achievement award from the International Wine Challenge.
Regional Information
Shiraz is sourced from a special selection of vineyards, predominantly at Fairview on the south-western slopes of Paarl Mountain on decomposed granite soils. Complementary components of the blend are from dryland vineyards in Agter-Paarl on deep Malmesbury shale soils and from dryland vineyards in Swartland and from cooler Atlantic vineyards in Darling.
Current Vintage
2013
Vinification Details
Grapes were destalked and lightly crushed before fermentation. Grapes were fermented on the skins for 10 days and then pressed. Malolactic fermentation was completed in oak barrels with a small portion in tank. The wine was racked and sent to barrel for 12 months. The wine was aged in a combination of French and American oak, with approximately 30% new wood being used. The components were then specially selected, blended and bottled.
Producer
Fairview
Agent
Liberty Wines
Winemaker
Anthony de Jager
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The UK Chief Medical Officers recommend adults do not regularly drink more than 14 units per week

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30 May 2021 by 
Enjoyable red

I’m reviewing this product because I got a free sample from Ocado. As other reviewers have said this is a wine that is probably better opened in a couple of years. Having said that we did finish the bottle and would buy again if it weren't so expensive.

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15 May 2021 by 
Review wine they said!

Happy to review but wouldn’t buy at this price £16. We both enjoyed it.

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08 May 2021 by 
Full Bodied Red

Very nice full bodied Shiraz. More expensive than my usual wines, but you can taste the difference

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03 May 2021 by 
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I received this from Ocado to review. It was a nice bottle that was definitely drinkable, but was quite harsh at first and as other reviewers mentioned, it states it should be stored for a few years first

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27 April 2021 by 
I think this needs to be tried in a few years

I’m reviewing this product because I got a free sample from Ocado. In the description it says that this wine ‘will mature well over the next 5-8 years’, but under usage, in the storage notes, it says ‘To enjoy this wine at its best, drink within 3 years of purchase’. I can’t do both. Can Ocado please clarify. Thank you. That said, I have a feeling that this wine would do better stored for 5-8 years. Once opened, I found it quite harsh and acidic. Left to breathe, it mellowed a little, but still too harsh for me and left my mouth very dry. I know that sometimes red wine tastes better when slightly chilled (room temp in ‘the olden days’ isn’t the same as room temp now) and so I put it in the fridge and tried it a day later. A day open and slightly chilled and it definitely improved. I have given four stars, even though this currently isn’t to my taste, as I have a feeling that this really should be enjoyed a few years down the line. I am not a wine expert, but grew up with a wine making Grandpa known for his award winning wines and have tasted how much some wines can improve after a few years. I think this might be one of them.

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26 April 2021 by 
Excellent Wine

This bottle was sent to me by Ocado to review. This South African Fairview 2017 Shiraz can only be described as excellent. The wine was an opaque, ruby-purple in hue, and offered concentrated jammy aromas and flavours of blueberry and blackberry together with a slight peppery spice overtones. The Alcohol levels were slightly higher than normal at 14%. Overall an excellent and well recommend wine.

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