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South Africa, Stellenbosch

Lourensford Wine Estate

Lourensford SMV 2012 - Last Bottle

Lourensford Shiraz Mourvedre Viognier 2012 drinking perfectly

Tasting Notes

July 2015
The 2012 Lourensford SMV, a blend of predominantly Shiraz with smidgens of Mourvedre and Viognier offers up an assortment of red and dark berry fruit, ranging from blackberry, plum and cherry with a spicy top note of leather and tar flowing into a dusting of cocoa powder, combining an interesting play of fruitiness and savoriness to the wines aromatics. The palate is medium bodied with a sleek textural feel, with plum and dark cherry fruit flavors supported by finer grained tannins that give just the right amount of supporting grip. A backbone of acidity drives the cherry and plum fruit flavors, giving the wine good vibrancy and freshness with a savory twist coming up through the fruit on the dry and satisfying long finish. This is just now starting to open up and will reach its peak in another year and drink beautifully for several more years after that.

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

3 ½ Stars 2015 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Very rounded & approachable 12, attractive dense colour with juicy-savoury red fruit coating amenable tannins & harmonious oak.

Winemaker Notes

This medium – bodied wine has a deep, dark red colour with blackberry, plum, cocoa and red cherry aromas on the nose. The palate is smooth, very well rounded and supported by a firm, yet elegant tannin structure with upfront flavours of dark chocolate and red berry fruit which also include hints of leather and cigar box as well as wild berry nuances.

Chemical Analysis




14.5% alcohol by volume



Red Blend

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