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.
More medals than Zinedine Zidane, and far less likely to headbutt you if you ask after its sister. This bottle was purchased during happier times and the taste is as good as the memories.
Smells like Christmas spices. Tastes like every Christmas since 2006 all came in at once. So soft it’s hard to believe that I’m probably going to regret this in the morning.
Nothing makes a sportsman look better than when he’s not playing for his team when they get a shellacking. Nothing makes the Laborie 2017 Merlot taste better than drinking the Laborie Cab 2017 right after drinking the Laborie Cab / Merlot 2017. It’s not unpleasant but lacks all the softness and subtlety of the blend.
A lot like a favourite comfort blanket, soft and delicate but lacking any defining features. Goes better with food than a mouthful of blanket though.
Pair this with beautifully braai’ed meat, the company of good friends and a cold wet Cape Town evening and you’ll be on a winner. A very high eight, just short of a nine.
Walks the walk, but doesn’t quite talk the talk. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to turn a bottle down, and maybe if it was carrying a slightly less impressive label I’d be more grateful for it, but this didn’t quite do it for me.
Picked this up at the local Checkers for a bargain price of R75. Unlike most of us, age has treated it well (although I was still doing ok when I was 4). Bold as you would expect from a Cab, but with a gentle side.
Lighter than your average South African cab, but still holds its own with a hearty lamb stew after a day battling deadly man flu. Well priced for a five year old red into the deal.