GUARDIAN PEAK


Fine wine, superb food and magnificent panoramic views are the signature feature of the new Guardian Peak winery which opened in December 2005. These fruit driven wines include three red blends and three single varietal wines which embody the new-world style of wine making allowing them to be enjoyed at an early age.

The Guardian Peak brand is designed to compliment those who enjoy a healthy, active, outdoor lifestyle, and the wines are crafted to be accessible and enjoyed anywhere at any time. Lifestyle is always a priority in the Cape Winelands and the Guardian Peak range is flexible and dynamic to enhance any lifestyle activity imaginable.

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2014 MERLOT

+776495 · 6x750ml

100% Merlot. Bright Ruby Red. The red cherry and plum aromas are well integrated with an earthy, fynbos note with subtle undertones of tobacco and tea leaf. The vibrant red fruit flavours are well supported by soft, restrained tannins that helps create an elegant Merlot with good mid-palate weight and a round, juicy finish. 

STATUS: OPEN
WS: 87
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | PAST VINTAGES [PDF]

 
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2017 SHIRAZ

+721144 · 12x750ml

100% Shiraz. Deep Ruby Red in colour. Smoky mulberry notes with hints of pomegranate, followed by beautiful aromas of cherries and roasted almonds. The dark fruit rose petal and Turkish delight flavours on the pallet balance harmoniously with the gentle tannin structure to create a well-rounded and accessible finish. Serve with BBQ meats or roast lamb.

STATUS: ARRIVING EARLY FEBRUARY 2019
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | PAST VINTAGES [PDF]

 
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2011 FRONTIER - CABERNET/SHIRAZ/MERLOT

+721145 · 12x750ml

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz, 20% Merlot. Deep Ruby Red. Great complexity on the nose with floral notes of jasmine and violet. This is backed up by sandalwood and liquorice with hints of classic lead pencil. Ripe, juicy red fruit are prominent on the palate with a lengthy, smooth finish.The Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz are in perfect harmony. Together with the Merlot, this creates a well rounded, wonderfully balanced wine. 6400 cases made.

STATUS: OPEN
WS: 84 || JP: 4*
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | PAST VINTAGES [PDF]

 

SCORING LEGEND

AG || Anthony Gismondi, CAN
BC || Bob Campbell, NZ
CG || Connoisseaurs' GCW
DC || Decanter Magazine
GP || Guia Penin, Spain
HH || Huon Hooke, AUS
JH || James Halliday, AUS
JS || James Suckling
JR || Jancis Robinson
JO || Jeremy Oliver, AUS
JP || John Platter, S. Africa
JSc || John Schreiner, CAN
MC || Michael Cooper, NZ
NMc || Natalie MacLean
NM || Neal Martin
RP || Parker/Wine Advocate
PP || Prince of Pinot
RJ || Ray Jordan, AUS
RR || Rhone Report
ST || Stephen Tanzer
TP || Tasting Panel
TI || Testing Institute
TA || Tim Atkin MW
VI || Vinous
W&S || Wine & Spirits
WA || Wine Access
AN || Wine Anorak
WE || Wine Enthusiast
WF || Wine Front, AUS
WR || Wine Review Online
WS || Wine Spectator
WT || Winestate Mag, AUS
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2014 SUMMIT - SYRAH/MOURVEDRE/GRENACHE

+716845 · 6x750ml

66% Syrah, 25% Mourvèdre, 9% Grenache. Formerly called SMG. Deep ruby red. Aromas of elegant red fruit, raspberry with subtle cedar notes. Well supported by a freshly cracked black pepper undertone. On the palate, rich red fruit follows through with a fresh vibrant mouthfeel. Very well integrated oak, with ripe sophisticated tannins.

STATUS: OPEN
WS: 90 || JP: 4*
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | PAST VINTAGES [PDF]

 
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2012 "LAPA" CABERNET SAUVIGNON

+770693 · 6x750ml

100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Bright Opaque in colour. Aromas of rich, opulent dark fruit, cassis and a great spiciness that adds character to this classic Cabernet Sauvignon. The classic cassis and blackcurrant aromas are aided by ripe red fruit and lead pencil notes that are true to a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Helderberg region of Stellenbosch. The complexity from the nose is well represented on the palate with the juicy red and black fruit and good tannin structure creating a beautifully drinking wine, with a well-polished and powerful finish. Serve with BBQ meats, Dark Chocolate, Sirloin/Strip loin/Rump steak, Venison 

STATUS: OPEN
WS: 90 || JP: 4 1/2*
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF]