A red wine with many facets

Spier Creative Block 5 2018

4.5* Platter
Spier Creative Block 5 2018
Spier Creative Block 5 2018
Spier Creative Block 5 2018
     
  • SPI-212018
  • Fruity with a hint of chocolate and cedar
  • Excellent balance and structure on the palate
  • Combines the best of five red grape varieties
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In a dark ruby red, the Spier Creative Block 5 shimmers in the glass and exudes the fruity scent...
In a dark ruby red, the Spier Creative Block 5 shimmers in the glass and exudes the fruity scent of blackberries, blackcurrants and cherries. Aromas of dark chocolate, cedar and fennel provide even more complexity. On the palate, the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (47%), Merlot (31%), Cabernet Franc (10%), Petit Verdot (9%) and Malbec (3%) particularly impresses with its great balance and great tannin structure. The five grape varieties, which also gave the Spier Creative Block 5 its name, were vinified individually and blended after eighteen months in French oak. This red wine is best enjoyed with dark meat dishes, but hearty dishes such as mushroom risotto also go very well with the Spier Creative Block 5.

Awards

Jg. 2018
4.5 John Platter Stars
Jg. 2017
Decanter Silver, Old Mutual Trophy Silver, Tim Atkin 93 Points, Veritas Silver Outstanding
Jg. 2016
4.5 John Platter Stars, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Gold, Decanter Silver, IWSC Silver, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, TOP 100 SA Wines, Tim Atkin 91 Points, Veritas Silver Outstanding
Jg. 2015
4.5 John Platter Stars, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Gold, Decanter Silver, The Michelangelo Silver, Veritas Silver, Tim Atkin 93 Points
Jg. 2014
4.5 John Platter Stars, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Gold, Decanter Silver, Veritas Gold, Tim Atkin 93 Points

Goes With:

Name:
Spier Creative Block 5 2018
Article-No.:
SPI-212018
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon (47%), Merlot (31%), Cabernet Franc (10%), Petit Verdot (9%), Malbec (3%)
Vintage:
2018
Winery:
Spier
Importer/ Distributor:
CAPREO GmbH- Gildeweg 10- 46562 Voerde- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Producer:
Spier, Baden Powell Dr R310, 7603, Stellenbosch, Südafrika
Bottle Cap:
Cork
Price:
22.50€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
14,5 % Vol.
Acidity:
5,9 g/l
Residual Sugar:
3,9 g/l
Serve at:
16-18 °C
Best before:
2028
In the Cellar:
Matured in French oak for 18 months.
Appellation:
Coastal Region
Allergen:
Sulphite

Spier – simply grand Wines

For some years now, the winery Spier has been delivering absolute premium wines of the highest class. With three own product lines, the estate has reached the top of the wine industry in South Africa, as many connoisseurs think. The 21 Gables Collection captivates with its complexity and fruity character. The Creative Block wines impressively show that harmonious wines can well be made from a highly complex cuvee; these feature a fine elegance as well as a strong body. The Frans K Smit is the so-called ‘flagship wine’ and is only released in a limited number. Being a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz, it includes the best aspects of a Bordeaux style wine such as elegance and harmony, paired with the typical fruity and rich character of the New World. For a short time, a great white blend is also available with the Frans K Smit White.

From Mass Producer to Premium Winery

Due to its size and the many wines the estate produces, Spier does not necessarily have the image of a premium manufacturer. Some critics even call it a mere ‘mass producer’ or ‘Disneyland for tourists and wine lovers’. Today, this assessment could not be more incorrect. Especially within the last few years, Spier has properly added quality and expression into its wines. The numerous awards are a pleasant confirmation for the vintner team of Frans Smit that achieves a consistently high quality with its chosen path. It almost does not matter which wine from Spier you taste, you will always enjoy a grand bottle. Frans Smit himself places great emphasis on the vines’ quality and calls himself a ‘terroir nerd’. He spends countless hours with the analysis of soil samples and tables in order to find the best possible place for the vines.

New Tasting Rooms and an organic Restaurant create Flair

In 2011 and 2012, the winery Spier went through a large-scale conversion. Completely new Tasting Rooms now shine in new splendour and welcome the guests in a warm as well as elegant ambience. In the restaurant that belongs to the estate, the chefs serve selected delicacies with ingredients that derive from organic cultivation. Not least this aspect makes for the unique flair at the winery Spier.