Shiraz Proves Its Versatility Across A Wide Range Of Growing Areas

This year’s Shiraz Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient attracted 96 entries received from 75 producers and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

The Top 10 emerged as follows:

Harry Hartman Somesay Syrah 2020
Zandvliet Hill of Enon 2019

De Grendel Elim 2019 1.5L
Du Toitskloof 2018
Leeuwenkuil 2020
Leeuwenkuil Heritage Syrah 2018
Rust en Vrede Single Vineyard Syrah 2017

DeMorgenzon Reserve Syrah 2017
Kruger Family Reserve 2017 (Stellenview Premium Wines)
Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyards Syrah 2019

“The Shiraz category is really exciting right now,” says Christian Eedes, panel chairman and editor. “It’s difficult to make any sweeping generalisations about where it does best or what style predominantes – it’s greatest asset seems to be its versatility and we saw great examples from all over the winelands made in all manner of styles.”

To read the report in full, including key findings, tasting notes for the top wines and scores on the 100-point quality scale for all wines entered.