Cape Winemakers Guild

Graham Beck Shiraz Barrel Profile 2004

The Shiraz grapes were picked at optimum ripeness and cool soaked for two full days prior to fermentation. During fermentation at 6 degrees balling, the Shiraz was pressed and completed the alcoholic fermentation and the malolactic fermentation in barrel. Over the last few vintages, I have worked together with a cooperage on barrel profiling for wine styles, allowing us to create perfect harmony between the wood aromas and still respecting the fruit. This Shiraz selection of 3 barrels, is a great example of achieving the right balance and finesse which delivers this unique Shiraz. Tasting Note: Attractive colour. Rich and layered flavours with plums and spicy tones on the nose. Hints of a roasty, toasty character, from the wood on the start of the palate, which changes into beautiful fruit and spice. Good mouthfeel with integrated tannin and wood flavours. Very good complex and lingering finish. Potential for maturation until 2010.

Winemaker: Pieter Ferreira

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 1 050.00
  • Lowest: R 800.00
  • Average: R 848.00


  • Bottle Size 750
  • Case Size: 6 x 750
  • Cases Produced: 116
  • Cases Auctioned 84


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