Rainbow's End Single Vineyard Shiraz 2005 - Banhoek Stellenbosch 82+ Points
Smoky, toffee, intense, chocolate and ripe red berries medley, complex, earthy, lavender, rose and hints of violets.
Dry tannins, slightly green, has fruit to support for now and next 5 years, delicate, elegant, savoury freshness, slight hard bitter aftertaste, has potential.
A winery to watch.
Tasted November 2007
2006 Rainbow's End Single Vineyard Shiraz Banhoek Stellenbosch 82+ Points
2007 Rainbow’s End Single Vineyard Shiraz Banhoek Stellenbosch 81+ Points
Same beautiful and saturated purple as their 2007 Merlot…….good clarity, dense, complex, fragrant red berry and clean.
Spicy Shiraz aromas, extrovert and ripe, balanced acidity lends freshness and fruit still integrating.
Spicy texture, broad palate but somehow condensed, some sweet fruit, perfect oaking, from 2010 until 2013.
Good vintage reflection.
Tasted 12 July 2008