I think I’m getting spoilt now I’ve hit the sweet spot of my collection because I’m not getting my hair blown back by this beautifully aged wine. It’s absolutely fine, but lacks the pizzazz I’d expect from a nicely aged drop. Saying that, I remember my Dad loving this so different strokes for different folks.
A lot like my wife, this wine is soft and beautiful with a steely strong side. It also goes well with a beautiful Picanha steak on lockdown Easter Sunday (just like my wife). It’s also quite an old wine (I’m not saying anything else).
By Annandale’s standards, this is a veritable young whippersnapper of a wine at a mere 8 years old, but its deep dark berry flavour, and “inside of a pack of hamlet cigars” aroma stands up proudly in the face of its older brethren. Unless you’re lucky enough to know someone who owns some Annandale wines, […]
100% Cab Franc. Picked this up in a sale at Pick & Pay. Presumably someone found a bottle hidden at the back of a dusty shelf. It’s deep dark and smooth, but I’m not convinced it’s worth the R175 it was reduced to let alone the R250 it usually retails for.
Surprisingly good for a wine that’s knocked out at the back of a cafe. Smooth and soft, but interesting like a well-travelled baby. 7/10 (10 when paired with any of the Olympia Cafe’s food).