Cape Winemakers Guild

Luddite Auction Reserve Shiraz 2004

The grapes were selected from two vineyard sites – Bottelary and Helderberg – in Stellenbosch. Cooler fermentation than normal in order to preserve fruit, with four weeks on skins after fermentation. 100% New French oak for 12 months, no fining or filtration. Tasting Note: Expressive nose of plum pudding, chocolate, dark toffee and savoury undertones. Cherry compote, chocolate sauce and cinnamon flavours – the mix of these backed with toasty wood tannins. Lingering toffee-like sweetness on the finish. A thread of Dutch ‘Zoute Drop’ Liquorice runs through this wine.

Winemaker: Niels Verburg

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 1 750.00
  • Lowest: R 1 400.00
  • Average: R 1 403.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 116
  • Cases Auctioned 100


  • Alc: 14.10 vol%
  • RS: 2.10 g/l
  • TA: 5.60 g/l
  • pH: 3.90

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