Soft aromas of spice, plum, vanilla and tobacco start this appealing Cabernet from MAN. On the palate, integrated, elegant flavors of cedar, plum and warming spice are backed by a balanced acidity. The finish is fruity with a touch of cinnamon. Pair with beef, cheese.
A luscious, savory character is the backbone of this Shiraz—spicy red fruit and a touch of vanilla oak on the nose lead it. The flavors of balsamic vinegar, black pepper and plum add to the sexy style of the wine.
Smoke and roobios tea dominate the bouquet, with accents of raspberry and cocoa. The mouth is more of the same with soft notes of black plum guts and berry preserves fleshing it out. The texture is like crushed velvet with assertive tannins and structured acidity. Drinkable now, though could age for another year or two.
Bright plum and berry aromas are backed by cedar and smoke in this elegant Cabernet. Tobacco and spicy pepper balance juicy fruit flavors to create an appealing, New World style red. Pair with bigger dishes—think steak, grilled lamb, stews.
Red berry, tobacco and sweet oak lead on this exemplary Pinotage, whose mocha, red fruit and smoke flavors offer South African character with an elegant edge. It’s balanced and smooth but still hearty enough to stand up to dishes like grilled, sliced meat and stew.
This is an example of a Chenin that balances all of its components extremely well. Tropical fruit and melon on the nose lead into flavors of citrus and more of the tropical lushness on the palate. The wine is lively and given a touch of restraint because of its minerality. A very appealing food wine at a very attractive price, once again proving that South Africa…
This wine starts alluringly with rich aromas of cigar, dark berry, a touch of red cherry and black pepper. The flavors of dark berry and tobacco spice are balanced and layered, buoyed by a backbone of minerality and lengthened with elegant tannins.
A nose of lush blackberry and deep spice leads on this lush but approachable Shiraz. Good structure and a touch of floral finesse adds intrigue, and the finish is lingering but clean. Underlying minerality balances the whole.