Excelsior San Louis Shiraz is a bold and opulent red wine with an explosive nose of chocolate, espresso, fruitcake, and sweet oak spice. The palate is rich and very soft with ripe flavours of black cherries and a long rich aftertaste.
Excelsior San Louis Shiraz pays homage to San Louis, one of the most famous thoroughbred racehorses bed on Excelsior. In 1979 San Louis fell ill, stopped eating and grew tremendously weak. His grave was dug, but as he was being let to it, the decision was made to try and treat him for a little longer. Seven months later he had recovered completely. On 7 February 1981 San Louis won the 1600m Guineas horse race, one of South Africa’s most prestigious races.
The wine makes a great accompaniment to T/bone steak (medium/rare) served with monkeyglandsauce.