Lion’s Lair Swartland Shiraz 2012 $3.99

Produced by Leeuwenkuil Family Vineyards
ABV 13.5%
Purchased 5-27-2015 Albany, OR

FullSizeRender 3I was happy to see another South African offering at GO. Sadly this one was a disappointment.

Color: bricked red
Fragrance: a bit of aspirin and rhubarb
Taste: sour, definitely tart cherry/rhubarb kool-aid (either due to age or mishandling at some point…just tastes like sour wine).
Body: on the lighter side, especially compared to the Washington Hills Syrah (an older GO buy that we liked okay) that we decided to have in its place.


2 thoughts on “Lion’s Lair Swartland Shiraz 2012 $3.99

  1. lim13

    Really sorry to see another one that just didn’t pan out, PW. Guess the 2012 was no better than what I read about the 2011.

    1. permiesworld Post author

      Apparently not. It’s too bad, I had hopes. I’d really like to find another Shiraz that had multi-layers…so tired of the fruit bombs. The Washington Hills (that we had instead) is fine but massive fruit overwhelms everything…


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