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Babylon’s Peak Shiraz Carignan 2009

Not only did Babylon’s Peak win double Gold at Veritas, the Cape’s top wine competition, it was the only wine under #10 to do so. For our Buyer Becca, it was the wine of the vintage. Babylon’s Peak is a private cellar on the slopes of the Paardeberg Mountain, between Malmesbury and Paarl, belonging to the Basson family for four generations. In 2003 Stephan Basson renovated the old cellar and picked up where his grandfather had left off. Babylon’s Peak is a granite outcrop towering over the farm. Some of the highest vineyards in the Swartland region are here: 700m above sea level. Long hours of sunshine give richly satisfying black fruit flavours while the altitude ensures an elegance in the wine. Great with rich stews or roast red meats.