Nederburg, Winemaster’s Reserve Shiraz (W.O. Western Cape) 2007

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South Africa > Western Cape > Other appellation - red
Tasting date 11/01/2010
Overall opinion Very drinkablesmooth
Rating 15 / 20
Price 60.00R
Decanting No decanting
Eye N/A
Nose Strong medicinal smell.
Mouth slight "burn" on the tongue with sharp pepper flows nicely into smooth subtle fruit flavours. Didn't have that heavy body I expected.
Finish Longsmooth.
Overall quality Very good.
Drunk with Cheese, biscuits, cold meats,salads
The next day N/A
Other comments Not what I would call a typical Shiraz.
Informations about the producer
Producer Nederburg Wines (Pty) Ltd
Address 7620 Paarl
Other comments Background

Nederburg is South Africa’s leadingmost decorated name in wine, winner of more
internationaldomestic awards than any other in the country. We were recently judged
the most successful producer on the SA Trophy Wine Show. The winery itself was an
inaugural winner of the International Wine Tourism Award for Cape Town, presented by
the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. The brand’s universal appeal lies in Nederburg’s
ability to make classically structured wines with fruit-rich flavours. Our hallmark combination
of finessefruit is evident in all our wines.
Our winery is supported by an extensive investment in superior plant material, propagated
at a dedicated nursery, Ernita, near Wellington; long-standing relationships with supplier
growers; ongoing viticultural research;a cellar that comfortably accommodates
production for growth markets, as well as specialist, connoisseur wines. Razvan Macici
heads the team as Nederburg cellarmaster. He is supported by two winemakers who work
closely under his direction. They are Wim Truter, who produces the red winesTariro
Masayiti, who makes the whites.

The Winemaster’s Reserve Collection

Nederburg’s core super-premium wines are accommodated in The Winemaster’s Reserve
ensemble, named to honour the long-established tradition of winemaking excellence.
These classic wines treasure the integrity of our grapes in every step of the wine-growing
and winemaking journey. Every glass demonstrates an unwavering commitment to
world-class vineyardcellar skills.

This wine is made from 100% Shiraz grapes.


The grapes were sourced from vineyards in the Paarl, Durbanville, Philadelphia and
Stellenbosch regions. The vineyards are grown on south-westerly facing slopes, situated at
altitudes of 60m to 80m above sea level. The vines, grafted onto nematode-resistant
rootstock Richter 99, R110101-114, received supplementary drip-irrigation.


The grapes were harvested by handmachine at 24º Balling during February and
March. The fruit was crushedfermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks
at 25ºC to 28ºC for two weeks. Upon completion of malolactic fermentation the wine was
matured in a combination of new-, second-third-fill wood for a period of 12 to 18
months. A combination of French, AmericanEastern-European oak was used.

Winemaker: Wim Truter
Colour: Dark ruby
Bouquet: Ripe fruitberries,oak spice, cinnamon,clovesa hint of dark chocolate
Palate: A rich, full-bodied wine with ripe plumdark chocolate flavoursa good tannic structure
Food suggestions: Excellent served on its own or with Mediterranean meat dishes such as spicy lamb, souvlaki or kebabs or with traditional roasts,
oxtailbarbecued steaks