TAPS Winebar

Guardian Peak



This is the Shiraz-based wine in the Guardian Peak range, where the grapes are vinified in a combination of open and closed steel tanks under strict temperature control. The wine is then stored in used American and French 300 liter oak barrels for 10 months. Here it gives a harmonious Shiraz, characterized by a light smoked style, combined with notes of dark berries, pomegranates, turkish delight and toasted almonds.


Dette er den Shiraz-baserede vin i Guardian Peak serien, hvor druerne vinificeres i en kombination af åbne og lukkede ståltanke under streng temperaturkontrol. Vinen lagres efterfølgende i brugte amerikanske og franske 300 liters egefade i 10 måneder. Her giver det en harmonisk Shiraz, der er præget af en let røget stil, der er kombineret med noter af mørke bær, granatæbler, turkish delight og ristede mandler.


Country: South Africa

Region: Stellenbosch

Winery: Guardian Peak

Year: 2013

Type: Red

Grapes: Shiraz

Alcohol: 14,5%

Aging: Stainless Steel Tank & Oak barrels

Closure: Cork

Winemaking: Traditional



For over 320 years Rust en Vrede has stood peacefully among the vineyards of Stellenbosch.  Through centuries there were periods when wine was produced, but since 1977 the family have specialized in producing only red wine with the focus on Syrah, Cabernet and Merlot.

Many accolades have been bestowed upon the estate and some of the more memorable were when Rust en Vrede was chosen by President Nelson Mandela to be served at the Nobel Peace Prize dinner and hosting the Queen of Denmark for a lunch at the Manor House. Rust en Vrede was nominated as the first South African red wine in the Top 100 Wines of the World and repeated this achievement for four consecutive years.

I over 320 år har Rust en Vrede stået fredeligt blandt vinmarkerne på Stellenbosch. Gennem århundreder var der perioder, hvor vin blev produceret, men siden 1977 har familien specialiseret sig i at producere kun rødvin med fokus på Syrah, Cabernet og Merlot.
Der er blevet tildelt mange anerkendelser til godset, og nogle af de mere mindeværdige var, da Rust en Vrede blev valgt af præsident Nelson Mandela til at blive serveret ved Nobels fredsprismiddag og være vært for dronningen af Danmark til en frokost i herregården. Rust en Vrede blev nomineret som den første sydafrikanske rødvin i Top 100 Wines of the World og gentog denne præstation fire år i træk.

General grape descriptions


It is a caste originating in France but it’s produced in all over the world. It is cultivated from France to Australia (where it is the main grape), United States (Washington State and California), besides Italy (cultivated in small scale all over the country to produce some good blends), Spain (used in projects in Rioja for example), Portugal, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Uruguay, Brazil (restricted to some producers and in the northeast) In Portugal it found is home in the region of Alentejo and is the most successful foreign grape  in terms of climatic adaptation. The wines have an intense colour. The aromas are complex with very rich tannins. The most present flavours are blueberry, plum, chocolate, tobacco and black pepper but have some differences depending on the region in which they are produced,  more fruity in the warmer regions or with more spicy flavours to plum, olive and green pepper in cooler climes.