Drinking this on my birthday. I bought it when my sister was over from the UK. Remember those times when we could hop on a plane and visit people? These auspicious occasions combined with the fact it tastes flippin amazing means it gets a perfect ten.
Smells like the sea air. Tastes like lemongrass and vanilla, which is code for “I’m unable to verbalise what I can taste and smell”. Maybe I’m all chenined out or feeling flat thanks to endless covid-induced blues, but I remembered this as blowing my hair back a little more.
As smooth as my youngest son giving his teacher flowers on Valentine’s Day and accompanies the lamb ribs I’m eating as perfectly as rewatching Dumb and Dumber is complimenting my evening.
They would’ve gone with MSG but Monosodium glutamate cornered the market. Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvèdre singing together in harmony. Works at room temperature or slightly chilled. I got two cases of this just after lockdown so I’ll forever associate it with freedom (if you can call being able to exercise for an hour in the morning […]
15% Chardonnay and, interestingly, 85% Pinotage. Also interesting was that my autocorrect decided I wanted to type API when I started typing Pinotage and I’m drinking this to celebrate the side effects of my API. Beautiful, crisp and moreish.
Smells like the southern sea air. Citrusy. Got a bit much 2 glasses in but once I tucked into some roast chicken it took the edge off. I reckon it would be pretty amazing in a few years time.
I’m flying in the face of convention and drinking red wine with a chicken pie. I’m also watching a shocker of a movie on Netflix that my 8 year old demanded we watch. These factors may have contributed to why I’m not getting knocked out by this wine so bear that in mind.
The Lion picks off the slowest of the buffalo and in doing so increases the overall speed of the pack. I’ve picked off all the weak spots of my wine collection during lockdown so I feel picky now. Saying that this bottle didn’t do that much for me is like saying that the buffalo that […]
My wife and I used to go to the Stellenbosch wine and cheese festival religiously. One year we ended up with a bottle of Deetlefs Pinotage in the selection we found at home when we woke up the morning afterwards. We loved it then, still love it now and drop by the wine farm whenever […]