Released today: Last of the great 2015s – De Trafford Elevation 393

De Trafford Elevation 393

Released today: Last of the great 2015s

De Trafford has been a benchmark for modern South African red wine since the late '90s, when it became one of the leading Stellenbosch producers to achieve huge international acclaim. Three decades later, their wines are still among the most powerful, classic and long-ageing that South Africa has to offer. We are very excited about this small parcel of Platter's 5-star De Trafford Elevation 393 2015 and De Trafford Syrah 393 2019 – both released today.

De Trafford Syrah 393, referring to the vineyard’s altitude, put SA’s modern, full-bodied Shiraz on the international stage. Scarce and sought after, the recent fires mean that it will be even more limited in the future. This 95-point 2019 is a particularly elegant release, with bright fruit, savoury earth and meat spice, and dry, firm tannins.

From the celebrated 2015 vintage comes the excellent De Trafford Elevation 393 2015. A parcel and barrel selection of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, their flagship wine is a unique expression of the Helderberg terroir. Its refined power and layered complexity will allow it to mature for decades to come. The 2015 shows wonderful tobacco and dried herbs and has a long, lingering finish.

Wedged between the Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountains, situated on the beautiful Mont Fleur farm, the boutique De Trafford winery was established in 1992 by architect David Trafford and his artist wife Rita.

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