73% Merlot, with Cabernet and Petite Verdot making up the difference, this is a finely crafted and delicious effort. Medium-bodied and creamy, the Merlot gives this wine a feminine feel, despite solid, soft tannins. Dark, extracted black fruits have some accents of forest and black olive, while leather adds to the cherry and cassis nose. Could use time to soften…
Not your average Shiraz, this has touches of tobacco, eraser and mineral to the rasberry and dark berry fruit aromas. More plummy in the mouth, with spicy pepper and layered oak and acidity to match the still young tannins. Leave it on its side for a couple years, or give it at least an hour in a decanter. Imported by Cape Classics.
A zesty and somewhat prickly Sauvignon Blanc, this starts off with scents of white melon rind, tart gooseberry, green pepper and sweet grass. The palate offers a more assertive citrusy flavor alongside hints of green fig and zesty spice. The close is juicy and refreshing. Enjoy now.
Flavors of white stone fruits, peach pit and spicy oak are a surprise after a modest nose of melon. The finish carries more of the oak-spice flavors and alcoholic warmth, while the acidity seems high for this medium-bodied wine.
A nice combination of gooseberry and mineral on the nose, while the palate entry is round, wrapping gooseberry flavors into a seamless wine. Soft acidity and hints of green bean keep it lively, and green peppercorn adds to the finish.
Big in the mouth, with moderate acid, this Chardonnay got plenty ripe in the hot Stellenbosch sun. Yellow fruit flavors have a nice oaky touch, adding plenty of vanilla spice character. The nose is airy, with a straw-like character. Overall a nice wine, with some complexity for a wine of this price. Imported by Cape Classics.