Sumptuous blackberry, cassis and mocha aromas and flavors are delivered in a smooth, lush wave in this sexy Cabernet. Balanced, approachable and ending with a lively, spicy finish, the wine is versatile and will pair well with game, roast lamb.
An easygoing, approachable wine to be enjoyed now, this offers upfront notes of blackberry, underripe plum, cured meat and soft tar. A kiss of vanilla lingers through to the medium-length finish. Drink now.
A savory, peppery nose with a touch of jammy spice leads this classy Cabernet, and on the palate, robust, earthy flavors endure. Ageable and full of muscle, this is a big wine with expressive fruit flavors. Pair with strong cheeses, grilled meats.
A tasty, vaguely spritzy and ethereal dessert wine that opens with faint white peach and apricot-lemon aromas. Lacks body, but has tasty sweet apricot, baked apple and honey flavors. It's not very complex but also avoids being cloying. Finishes with a drier mineral undertone.
An attractive claret-style red whose dark fruit wears tea, earth and forest-note accents. With its positive mouthfilling feel, good balance, and dark fruit/coffee close, this is good, lighter-styled Cabernet at a light price.
Light and taut, with bright acidity underlying grass and mineral aromas and flavors, plus kerosene hints. The light lemon and grape flavors are appealing. An attractive, inexpensive white for sipping or light dining. Imported by Dreyfus, Ashby & Co.
Why does the perception that more oak makes a better wine persist? This basic, solid wine, like too many others, suffers from an excess of oak. The sound black plum fruit, with its nice earthy accents, struggles to assert itself. When it peeks through, it’s lovely. Black pepper notes show on the even finish.
This Pinotage goes the classic route and embraces the upfront, somewhat eccentric character of the grape well. Pepper, spice and a dry finish mingle with a smoky overall aroma and flavor, and though the wine has a touch of angularity and kick, with grilled meat or spicy dishes, it will pair well. Imported by Dreyfus Ashby & Co.