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Spier Creative Block 5 2021

A Classic - A crowd pleaser for all of winter's pleasures.

A true symphony of a wine, with Bordeaux varietals led by Cabernet Sauvignon achieving a perfect, rousing harmony. If you ever need a standout performance from a red come dinnertime, then this is your blend.


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Blackberry, cherry and blackcurrant is supported by cedar, dark chocolate and fennel hints. The vibrant palate has great balance and dense tannins. The taste will be enhanced by ageing.


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Size | 6 Bottle Case

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James Suckling Report 2023 91 points

Slow-cooked oxtail, a beef casserole, or wild mushroom risotto.

WINEMAKER
Johan Jordaan

ORIGIN
Coastal region

TERROIR / SOIL
Decomposed granite and clay subsoil

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
The 2020 growing season saw a return to normal rainfall and climate conditions after the drought. Careful foliage management was done to protect the fruit from drying out, with a good balance between exposure to the sun and some over shadowing from the leaves. The 16 – 19-year-old vines are planted to a VSP system with supplementary drip irrigation.

WINEMAKING
Grapes were hand-harvested, pre-cooled, de-stemmed and individually sorted to remove unwanted berries. Fermentation took place in stainless- steel tanks for up to 21 days. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in 300L French oak barrels for 18 months (50% first fill; the balance second fill). Before blending, the wines were crafted individually to address the unique needs of each varietal so that each could reach its highest potential. Selective tasting from the barrels determined the composition of the blend. Expert blending has ensured harmony between the five varietals.

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