2004 Waverley Hills Organic Shiraz
Where found?: Old Dalby Wine Shop, Voortrekker Road, Riebeek West | Map
How much? R70
Drunk with? Solo – a wine tasting.
How did it go down? Not too well, unfortunately.
Value for money? No
SA Blog recommends? Find another organic – Stellar, for instance.
Admirable as the organic wine project at Waverley may be, neither the estate’s Shiraz nor its Cabernet impressed during a recent tasting. Both seemed too young – the flavors had not matured, and one caught a wiff of sourness about the wine – and, unfortunately, neither will benefit from aging, because of the vintages’ very low sulfite content. Perhaps what I tasted simply came from a bad bottle – but at R70 a pop, it’s too risky to try again.