Top seeds aplenty among Top 20, Top 12 and Top 4 at Shiraz SA Challenge 2015

THERE WERE 202 entries in the latest Challenge staged by Shiraz SA – 162 single-varietal wines and 40 Shiraz-based blends.

TOP 12 SINGLE-VARIETAL WINES IN SHIRAZ SA CHALLENGE 2015

Shiraz SA Wine Challenge Bottle Sticker - TOP12Bellingham The Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah 2013 – Franschhoek
Cederberg Shiraz 2013
Christina van Loveren Shiraz 2013 – Robertson
Driehoek Shiraz 2012 – Cederberg
Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2012 – Constantia
Fairview Eenzaamheid Shiraz 2013 – Paarl
First Sighting Shiraz 2012 (Strandveld) – Cape Agulhas
Groot Constantia Shiraz 2013
La Vigne Single Vineyard Shiraz 2007 – Franschhoek
Rustenberg Buzzard Kloof Syrah 2011 – Stellenbosch
Uva Mira DW Syrah 2013 – Stellenbosch
Wildekrans Barrel Select Shiraz 2012 – Bot River

ALSO IN THE TOP 20

Babylonstoren Shiraz 2013 – Paarl
Boschkloof Syrah 2013 – Stellenbosch
Cirrus Syrah 2012 (Guardian Peak) – Stellenbosch
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Shiraz 2009 – Stellenbosch
La Vigne Shiraz 2009 – Franschhoek
Rainbow’s End Shiraz 2013 – Stellenbosch
Uva Mira The Mira Shiraz 2013 – Stellenbosch
Windmeul Shiraz Reserve 2012 – Paarl

TOP 12 BLENDS IN SHIRAZ SA CHALLENGE 2015

Beaumont Shiraz Mourvèdre 2012 – Bot River
Bellingham The Bernard Series Small Barrel SMV 2013 – Franschhoek *
Boschendal 1685 S&M Shiraz Mourvèdre 2013 – Franschhoek
Boschendal Larone Shiraz Mourvèdre 2013 – Franschhoek
Creation Syrah Grenache 2013 – Hermanus
Graham Beck The Joshua 2012 – Robertson
KWV The Mentors Canvas 2012 – Paarl *
KWV The Mentors Canvas 2013 – Paarl *
Roodeberg Dr Charles Niehaus 2013 (KWV) – Paarl
Saronsberg Full Circle 2012 – Tulbagh *
Simonsig The SMV 2013 – Stellenbosch
Spier Creative Block 3 2012 – Stellenbosch

* Selected among the Top 4 blends in the competition

For ALL of the ‘straight’ Shiraz and Shiraz-led blends to receive good reviews recently, together with their prices, click here. For more about the Shiraz SA Challenge, click here.

The Shiraz SA Challenge winners will be available for tasting at the annual Shiraz Showcase on the evening of 18 June at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Read more.