Varieties: Grenache, Mourvedre, Pinotage, Shiraz, Tempranillo
country: South Africa
A really juicy, lively red blend that somehow manages to create harmony from grape varieties native to three different countries (France, Spain and South Africa).
There’s a subtle meatiness, some iodine and some perfumed berry aromas, and then all that wonderful cassis and raspberry fruit kicks in, together with a twiggy, sappy thing that reminds me a bit of lamb chops and rosemary sprigs grilling on a barbecue. At least, that’s what I’d love to pair this with.
What I love about this wine is its fresh, vivacious character. Still very much in the first flushes of youth, it isn’t especially refined or nuanced. But I don’t think I was either when I was three years old.
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