With powerful aromas of tobacco and menthol this earthy wine definitely pleases, although a medicinal note detracts a bit. In the mouth, red berry is muted by forest floor, tobacco and mint, and the wine coats the palate with some gritty tannins. Finishes smooth, ending with mixed berry. Imported by 57 Main Street Wine Co.
This wine shows a healthy dose of oak with scents of vanilla and dill, but also a good amount of sour cherry. Full and smooth, with flavors of dark berry and cola, the only thing this wine is lacking is the structure it needs to age over the long term. Enjoy it now. Imported by 57 Main Street Wine Co.
An instantly recommendable Pinotage, with soft, pretty aromas of berry and spice and a balanced, integrated overall flavor. It’s approachable and full of juicy red berry that plays along with spice. Many Pinotages verge on tongue-stripping; this one is both playful and serious. Will pair well with grilled meat.
Fans of old-style Tuscan wines, take note. This easy-to-like wine has plummy-cherry fruit flavors wrapped in a leathery skin. Some barnyard and cola are apparent on the nose, while sweet tannins coat the palate. Imported by 57 Main Street Wine Co.
Good fruit meets intense elefunkiness (my term for that Cape earthy element) in this even, mid-weight red. Black raspberry, licorice, toast, and asphalt notes play on the palate. But on the back end, full,spiky tannins and fierce funk prevail. Still, it's interesting, atypical, and feels like it may show improved focus and balance with a little age.
A reasonably tasty if very dark wine in which oak dominates the black cherry fruit. It's medium weight, with stylish toast-espresso flavors. Has appeal, but the attraction here isn't robust fruit. Still, legions of fans of the 'quercus maximus' style have plenty to savor here.