Shiraz probably holds the record for most “˜converts to red wine’, but along the way it got too smooth ““ killed the fatted calf! Too bad for all the non-smooth, soulful Shiraz producers out there. You might not expect soul from the South African giant, Nederburg, but this wine has a gutsy, earthy, R&B quality that should appeal to fans of “˜real’ wine. Leave smooth aside for a night and see what some gusto and edge can do for your steak, burger or lasagna.
NEDERBURG 14 Shiraz “˜The Manor House’, South Africa 68775 Vintages $16.95