Carmen Stevens Angel's Reserve Shiraz 2016

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by Carmen Stevens

91%
of 1,992
would buy again
91%
of 1,992
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage. If you’re interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below…

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

100% of 14

2016

91% of 1,992

2015

92% of 1,643

2014

90% of 2,367

2013

90% of 1,784

2012

87% of 2,280

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Fun, punchy South African Shiraz

    • If you like BIG expressive flavors, you’re going to be all over this new vintage of Carmen’s Shiraz – made incredibly intense thanks to this year's mighty warm growing season.

    • From the smoky oak to the intense blackberry, pepper and dark fruit vibes, this wine is an all-out crowd pleaser.

    • This is the ultimate barbecue wine. Pull this one out when your friends arrive and sip away while you pull apart a rack of smoky, sticky-sweet pork ribs.

Aging advice
The Shiraz has all the attributes for aging; deep color, ripe tannin structure, a great acid balance and a beautifully oak component. The Shiraz has the ability to aging for 3- 5 years in which time all the prominent primary fruit will turn to secondary, more mature fruit.

Serving advice
This wine needs to be decanted for a minimum of 30 min before enjoyment. The contact that the wine will have with the oxygen will bring all the trapped flavour to the fore whiles smoothing out the tannin and acidity.

Local food match
Shiraz is one of the most forgiving wines in terms of food pairings. I South Africa Shiraz is your typical BBQ wine because of the spicy expression of the varietal but this wine also pairs well with any cured meats.

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