Neil Ellis Groenekloof Shiraz 2012
Technical Analysis
: Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
Appellation : Groenekloof
Type : Red

Decanter average score: 18.5/20pts (95/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Tim Atkin MW 18.5 / Guy Harcourt-Wood 18.5 / Greg Sherwood MW 18.5
Tasting Notes
Tim Atkin MW Lovely, aromatic, red-fruits nose. Subtle, refreshing and complex graphite-like mineral palate. Well balanced, with low-key winemaking. Meaty and complex.
Guy Harcourt-Wood Rich, spicy, dark fruit palate. Complex, chalky tannins with balancing acidity. Warm, lingering finish.
Greg Sherwood MW Dusty, chalky, graphite and woodsmoke notes. Minty, leafy sweet black plum and cherry spice. Textural and round, carries the alcohol well. Fragrant, sweet and complex. Palate complexity grows and grows.
Ageing Potential
Drink 2014 - 2022
Blend Information
100% Shiraz
In The Vineyard
Neil Ellis and his son Warren make a varied and excellent range of wines using fruit from four different vineyard regions: Elgin, the Jonkershoek Valley, Piekenierskloof and, the source of this wine, Groenekloof, near Darling on South Africa’s Atlantic coast. This is one of two Neil Ellis ‘Shirazes’ from Groenekloof (there’s a Syrah in the winery’s pricier premium vineyard-selection series) and there’s also a third from cooler-climate Elgin. It is sourced from unirrigated, low-yielding bush vines on decomposed granite and clay soils and aged in larger, 500-litre French oak puncheons.

Other Vintages
Neil Ellis Groenekloof Shiraz 2015 Warren Ellis Shiraz
Neil Ellis Groenekloof Shiraz 2014 Warren Ellis Shiraz
Neil Ellis Groenekloof Shiraz 2013 Warren Ellis Shiraz
Neil Ellis Groenekloof Shiraz 2012 Warren Ellis Shiraz

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