Bordeaux style blend utilising all five grapes, which if certain members of my family paid more attention to my drunken ramblings, they’d have been able to name in the family Zoom quiz. Softer than my head after my covid-19 haircut and unlike receiving WhatsApp messages telling me what my kids school work is for Monday, […]
Is it pronounced Moe Fort or May Fort? Which of the Bordeaux grapes go into this blend? Did the winemaker sell his soul at the crossroads in order to make a phenomenal wine at an incredibly generous price? I can’t answer any of those questions, but I can tell you that this is probably the […]
This wine is beautiful. The wine farm is one of the most scenic I’ve been to, and there’s some strong competition in that regard around these parts. However, the wine farm has more art than you’ll see outside of a gallery, a dedicated diamond store, and the restaurant made us feel like tramps for skipping […]
The wife picked this up at a discount from Pick & Pay. Not visited the winery before, but considering this has been in the corner of a supermarket wine shelf for years, it’s doing well for itself. Not a single rough edge or hint of nastiness. A wine that you take home to meet your […]
Shiraz masters Saronsberg’s storm into the market (a few years ago, but I only just caught up) with an award winning, all five grapes, Cab strong Bordeaux style blend. Smooth and stylish but lacking the kind of X Factor that creases Simon Cowell’s Botox and fattens his wallet.
My happiness in finding a 5 year old oddbins Bordeaux style blend was quickly doused by the fact that this is pretty ordinary for a 5 year old Bordeaux style blend. It’s by no means bad, but manage expectation (or better still, go with #970).
Gains points because it's an old wine and I'm avoiding young red wine at the moment. Loses points because it claims to be at its best between 2 and 4 years and it's 6 years old. Gains points because Spurs won and my Sunday league team won. Loses points because my wife is irritating me […]
So good that you should play Lou Reed “Perfect Day” in the background and dress in a tailor made suit while drinking it. Cab Sauv, Cab Franc and Merlot. Save a few Rand and opt for this over the pricier “Five” (still living off its 90s boy band pop success).
A Bordeaux full house with all 5 grapes working together like Spurs in their demolition of Arsenal yesterday. Just like the mighty Tottenham, there’s no chance of a local upstart topping this amazing wine. Maximum points. Buy some and guard it with a greater level of desperation than the Gooners back line managed.