Red

2004 Fairview (Charles Back) Shiraz Solitude

Shiraz

  • South Africa
  • > Coastal Region
  • > Paarl
Drink between 2007 - 2009
CT89.8 4 reviews
Borrowed from 2003
2003
Borrowed from 2001
2001
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • Pegge wrote: (90 points)

    July 28, 2008 - A well-made typical South african shiraz.

  • fingers wrote: (91 points)

    March 14, 2008 - Fully opaque purple. Creamy oak and pepper are the first things to hit the nose. Dark berries and a some leather to the fore after a little time. Blueberry, vanilla, tar, alder chips, smoke flavors. Big body, medium tannins, medium-low acidity. Smooth, long (+30sec) finish and superb balance. A nice change from the high alcohol Aussies's (5+12+17+7) = 91

  • vanpe003 wrote: (89 points)

    January 22, 2008 - Popped/poured....not good. It does evolve favorably after an hour. Good fruit, with decent depth after some time in the glass. Pleasant, but not great. Decent QPR if picked up on sale / auction.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2007, Issue #131 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fairview (Charles Back)
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation Solitude
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country South Africa
  • Region Coastal Region
  • SubRegion Paarl
  • Appellation n/a

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 7 (37%)
  • Consumed 12 (63%)

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