Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot blend (CAbernet MERlot. Not sure where the stray CA comes from?). Not as smooth as the Merlot but still a lovely drop.
Inexpensive cab / merlot blends are a ten a penny in SA. Most of them are drinkable, but you can usually taste tomorrow morning’s hangover coming. This on the other hand, has soft tannins, amazing flavour and the promise of a brighter tomorrow than the one promised by the R30 bottle with the quirky label […]
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 […]
Beauty and the Beast, Little and Large, Gareth Cliff and anyone who isn’t an obnoxious twat. Life is full of contrasts, and this soft as silk Merlot and a ballsy Cab is one of the better ones. Like Charlize Theron in Mad Max combined with Charlize Theron normally. Beautiful, alluring and makes you dribble, but […]
Seriously good red blend that’s easier to swallow than a JFK conspiracy theory and goes down easier than… I’ll leave that up to you. Smooth, silky and would probably improve with age if I could stop guzzling it and lay it down for a bit.
Smells like an expensive leather wallet, tastes like dark berries drunk from an expensive leather wallet. Deep dark and deadly like sub bass. In a power cut. With a gun. Ok, poor analogy, but great wine. Plus I won it at my son’s pre-primary school raffle. Win. Win. Win.
3 bottles of wine into a boozy Sunday afternoon so probably the worst judge, but didn’t get bowled over this. Pretty inoffensive. The liquid version of Neighbours.
Not officially credited as being a Beyerskloof wine, but that’s where it’s from. A decent blue-collar wine. Bring it to the braai (and then drink the Reserve that your rich mate bought along). Good value but unspectacular, like a Toyota Tazz!