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Simonsig Tiara 2017


The flagship red wine of Simonsig, this Bordeaux-style red blend exhibits a dark maroon core with a bright red rim. Aromas include blackcurrant, dark cherry, and lead pencil, with a floral note. On the palate, a concentrated core of dark fruit is finished off with fine layers of cocoa, sea breeze and a savory hint. The tannins are smooth and silky, with well-integrated oak.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The Tiara 2017 has the body and structure to improve with cellaring up to 2025 – but should last much longer. Due to the elegance and fruit intensity, it is also delicious to drink now. The wine is matured in 100% new French oak barrels for 10 months. The first Tiara was made in 1990 and was an instant hit.

Serving Hints
This wine is best served between 60° - 64° F. Great for an elegant, French-inspired menu, or for a variety of hearty dishes like braised pork belly, or mushroom ravioli.

Producer: Simonsig Estate
Region: Stellenbosch
Country: South Africa
Wine Composition: 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 6% Petite Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol: 14.41%
Residual Sugar: 3.7 G/L 
Acidity: 5.6 G/L
pH: 3.5

Press Highlights

2018: 90 Pts - James Suckling, Nov 2022
2017: 92 Pts - Wine Spectator, Mar 2022
2017: 90 Pts - James Suckling, Nov 2021
2017: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2022
2011: 90 Pts - James Suckling, Aug 2017
2011: 90 Pst - Wine Spectator, Aug 2017
2010: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast. July 2014
2010: 89 Pts - Wine Spectator. Apr 2014
2000: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Nov 2006

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