Spier Creative Block 5 Red Blend 2018

Tasting Notes

Winery: Spier
Varietal: Red Blend
SKU: SPICREBL52018 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml


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93 pts Tim Atkin  MW 2021

Ripe, bold and concentrated, this is squarely aimed at a certain type of traditional consumer. Cabernet Sauvignon leads the blend, followed by 53% Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Perfumed, glossy and textured with lots of coffee bean oak and layers of blackcurrant, fig and blackberry fruit. 2023-29


4 1/2 Stars Platter’s 2022 South African Wine Guide

5-part Bordeaux blend, cab & merlot-led, 18 months seasoned barrels, 18 (94 pts) has classic profile: cassis & plum, savoury notes including graphite, an Old World leafy tomato nuance. Built to last, the best still lies ahead, as the firm but ripe tannins meld.

Winemaker Notes

47% Cabernet Sauvignon / 31% Merlot / 10% Cabernet Franc / 9% Petit Verdot / 3% Malbec

Blackberry, cherry and blackcurrant is supported by cedar, dark chocolate and fennel hints. The vibrant palate has great balance and dense tannins. The taste will be enhanced by ageing.

The coolest slope was chosen for slow ripening and ultimate flavour development. Foliage management enhanced vine fertility and exposed
fruit to more sun, enhancing skin thickness for higher extraction, intensity and assisted phenolic ripeness.

Hand-harvested grapes were pre-cooled, destemmed and individually sorted and fermented in stainless-steel tanks for up to 21 days. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in 300L French oak barrels for 18 months (60% first fill; the balance second fill). Wines were individually crafted for each varietal to reach its highest potential. Selective tasting determined the composition and expert blending ensures harmony between the five varietals, and a wine has achieved the ultimate balance between fruit, palate volume, oak extract and tannin – all without losing each varietal’s unique sense of place.

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