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Simonsig Tiara

Simonsig
2017
$44.99
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Fortified Wine
RegionWestern Cape
Alcohol Level
Country
South Africa
SubregionStellenbosch
Drinking Window
GrapesCabernet SauvignonMerlotPetit Verdot
Wine Description:
Simonsig Tiara is a premium red wine produced by Simonsig Estate, a renowned winery located in the Stellenbosch appellation of South Africa. The grapes used to make this wine are sourced from the estate's vineyards, which are situated on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain. The vineyards benefit from a unique combination of soil types and microclimates, which contribute to the wine's complexity and depth of flavor. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the best grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in oak barrels. The resulting wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, with a rich and full-bodied style that showcases the best of South African winemaking.
Pros:
  • An award-winning South African wine with an intense and complex flavor profile
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Cons:
  • It can be a bit tannic and acidic

User Rating:

4.1
Most Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.0

Wine Expert Note:

Simonsig Tiara is an exceptional South African Bordeaux-style blend that offers an enticing tasting experience. On the nose, it presents aromas of ripe blackcurrants, dark cherries, and hints of cedar and tobacco. The palate is rich and velvety, with layers of blackberry, plum, and subtle spice, supported by well-integrated tannins. The wine exhibits a long, elegant finish. For food pairing, consider enjoying Simonsig Tiara with hearty dishes like roasted lamb, grilled ribeye steak, or aged cheeses.
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