South Africa

Simonsig Tiara, 2017

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South African Bordeaux-style blend

Displaying a dark maroon core and a bright youthful red at the edges, silk smooth tannins and well integrated oak. Wonderfully immediate aromas of blackcurrant, black cherry and signature Cabernet Sauvignon mineral graphite intermingle with floral violet notes. On the palate bramble, blackberry leaf, red berries, mocha, cinnamon and sweet vanilla show beautifully. All rounded off with a delicious savouriness.

  • 91 points Tim Atkin
  • 92 points Wine Spectator
  • 19 Months in 100% New French Oak

Cellaring: Drink now to 2032

Food Pairing: Hearty dishes like braised pork belly, chilli con carne or mushroom ravioli will work really well. For something a little different, try it with a quality dark chocolate

STORY BEHIND THIS WINE

Synonymous with South African wine, Simonsig is a quintessential wine estate in historic Stellenbosch. While the founders and producers the Malan family have a wide range of wines on their portfolio, it’s this Bordeaux-style blend that they regard as their flagship wine.
Run by brothers Johan and Francois Malan, their late father Frans founded the estate back in 1964. As a reflection of the estate’s pedigree, Frans is credited with producing South Africa's first sparkling Méthode Cap Classique in the style of Champagne, in 1971.
The estate’s first Tiara was made in 1990 and proved to be an instant hit, continuing to win numerous awards throughout the vintages. This is a deliciously complex wine that can stand up to any Bordeaux in its class.

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