Part of the Corbans family of wineries, this bargain is packed with green grass, gooseberry, smoke and a nice mocha note. Lots of sharp, grassy-citrus flavors and high acidity, but a dollop of richness and complex texture keeps the interest level high. Bone dry; could stand a couple of years of aging. Best Buy.
Dark cherry, toasted oak and licorice notes mark the nose of this fairly full wine. Sweet and sour flavors, a smoky note, and an even finish with tarry elements all have significant appeal. The toasted-oak notes seem a bit heavy handed, but tasty.
This well-balanced Merlot displays a deep ruby/purple color and plenty of plum flavors. Coffee and herb notes add a touch of complexity and the texture is smooth and even. The finish has good length for a modestly priced red.
This medium weight example shows Pinotage fruit in a forward, correct manner. Tart plum and berry, cherry, and leather aromas abound. Earth and dried plum flavors on the palate are kept lively by decent acidity; touches of tart red berry, rhubarb and anise show on the moderately long finish.
The right elements are here and show on the nose-berry/plum, a touch of earth and leather. On the palate, though, the wine displays sharp acidity, an angular profile, and tart plum flavors. Finishes lean, and could use more flesh, less bite.
This one’s an odd duck. Ripe, honeyed peach and caramelized pineapple aromas and flavors turn tart and metallic on the finish, resulting in a package that’s disjointed and ultimately unsatisfying.