2018 Spier Estate Rhone Blend Creative Block 3
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Grape||Mourvedre Syrah-Shiraz Viognier|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (14%)|
|Drink window||2022 - 2028|
The Spier Estate Rhone Blend Creative Block 3 is a blend of the typical Rhone grapes Shiraz (81%), Mourvèdre (16%) and Viognier (3%). The wine is deep cherry red with a seductive, complex and warm scent with hints of violets and cherries, pepper, wonderfully broad, open and soft. The taste is wonderfully pure and elegant, soft and juicy, fresh, tannins, some cream and above all seductive. The Spier Block 3 is a beautiful wine that can compete with great Rhone wines, but with a clearly better price.
The wines in Spier's Vintage Collection are among the very best produced here. They are special wines, not only because of the use of only the best grapes, but also because this series works with a few special blends, combinations of grape varieties that together can provide a special wine. In fact wines made in a sort of classic, 'French' style. This beautiful glass of wine, for example, is a blend of Rhone grapes, which reinforce each other perfectly. Shiraz gives it wonderful freshness and elegance; Mourvèdre gives it backbone and strength, Viognier is the finishing touch, enhancing the fruit and aromas of the other grapes. The grapes are planted on southwestern slopes to give them more freshness. They are harvested by hand, and then they undergo a short fermentation for a week at a fairly low temperature, to make an elegant wine. Open oak barrels and stainless steel are used for fermentation. The wine is then aged for 14 to 16 months in French and American oak barrels. With a wonderful result, pure and fine.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Grape||Mourvedre, Syrah-Shiraz, Viognier|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|James Suckling rating||93|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe|
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