Old Road Wine Company The Anvil Shiraz 2017
The Anvil Shiraz is robust and intensly full-flavoured with black fruit, spice and savoury notes.
The Anvil is powerful and captivating on the nose, with peppery spice and dark fruit flavours. This is backed up by a bright, juicy palate bathed in oak spice, anise, black berries and a savoury all-spice finish. Beef brisket, slow cooked oxtail and gooey dark chocolate fondant make brilliant food pairings.
The Old Road Wine Co tells the story of special old vines grown in rugged corners of the Franschhoek wine country. The Anvil recognises the once indispensable local blacksmith, who forged iron with his sledge and anvil over an open fire to create items that were both necessities and works of art. This Shiraz strikes a similar balance between power and elegance, its robust tannins offset by well-defined black fruit, spice and savoury notes.