The best of five grape varieties

Spier Creative Block 5 2017

Spier Creative Block 5 2017
  • SPI-212017
  • Beautiful fruit, surrounded by dark chocolate
  • Harmoniously balanced with a great tannin structure
  • Excellent choice for savoury dishes
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

20.95€ 27.93€/l

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The Spier Creative Block 5 flows into the glass with a dark ruby red colour and delights the...
The Spier Creative Block 5 flows into the glass with a dark ruby red colour and delights the connoisseur with its multi-facetted play of aromas, combining fruity notes of blackcurrant, blackberry and cherry with cedar wood, dark chocolate and a hint of fennel. On the palate, the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (47%), Merlot (33%), Petit Verdot (8%), Malbec (6%) and Cabernet Franc (6%) impresses with its balance and good tannin structure, which the red wine owes to its 18 months of maturation in French oak. It is also the five grape varieties that gave the successful, harmonious composition its name and were immortalised on the label in the number five. The Spier Creative Block 5 is best enjoyed with dark meat dishes, but a spicy mushroom risotto is also a good choice with this red wine blend.

Awards

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 2017
Article-No.:
SPI-212017
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon (47%), Merlot (33%), Petit Verdot (8%), Malbec (6%), Cabernet Franc (6%)
Vintage:
2017
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:
20.95€ / 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:
2026
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.