An Italian blend which is promising. Restrained oak, sensible wine making. Lacks the classic acid backbone and tannin of an Italian wine. Perhaps the alcohol overshadows things a bit much. But it lacks the green flavours often present in South African wines.
A very dependable South African Shiraz. Young but with soft slightly milky texture and some syrupy fruit. Good flavour lifted by alcohol.
I wonder if these wines age? I suspect they peak at 6 years old (2014 for this wine) or earlier.
Made as a serious Chardonnay but comes across as a good but commercial wine. A bit too much flavour without enough backbone.
A fresh fruit driven Bordeaux blend. Attractive luncheon claret. Green but sweetish, nothing forced about it.
Given that this wine is readily available in good restaurants and wine stores the cellar can’t be too private!
A rich flavoursome Pinotage, still young but enjoyable. A bit syrupy. Classic touch of banana aroma.
This is a variety almost unique to South Africa and they often do it very well. It can out-perform more prestigious varieties.
Easily the best wine I had on this trip to South Africa. 12 years of age help it tremendously.
Reminds me of the last Henschke Mount Edelstone I had, 1994 I think because of the strong green vegetal seam on a rich soft old Shiraz.
Well made but lacks character. Perhaps this needs more time to show itself.