Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Silkbush Altitude

2021 Gold Medal

Silkbush Mountain Vineyards

Silkbush Mountain Vineyards Silkbush Altitude
Red blends (other than Classes 17, 18 and 19) () Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2021 and older


Enticing ruby red colour. On the nose the spiciness of the Malbec fuses with the rich blackcurrant flavours of the Petit Verdot and Merlot while the Shiraz and Pinotage contributes structure and elegance and a hint of liquorice and red fruit. This is followed through on the palate delivering a beautifully balanced wine that gives the impression of being elegant and powerful at the same time. Juicy flavours of dark black fruit and spice are wrapped up in soft, comforting oak hints. Really long and luscious.

This versatile blend easily pairs with a huge spectrum of dishes from oysters to game to spicy Middle Eastern cuisine. In fact, it loves spices and even chillies. An absolute winner with red meats and game, yet elegant enough to be enjoyed with white meats such as duck or chicken, or even scallops.