No idea what’s in this blend. Wasn’t available for tasting but the old man’s curiosity got the better of him. Whatever it is, it’s amazing.
Richer than Jeff Bezos, but with a much smoother delivery (it hasn’t WhatsApp’ed me any inappropriate pics). I wouldn’t order books and electronics from it, but it goes beautifully with a Sunday movie with the family.
Rare mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinotage and Shiraz. Claims to be a "food wine", and it's not a bold claim. Tasted nice enough when I sneaked some pre-dinner. Tasted even better with food.
My youngest brother warned me off Pirates after having the misfortune of sitting through the latest Pirates of the Carribean movie. Fortunately this is a long running pirate saga that’s as good as ever (and costs a good deal less). Still don’t know what grapes go into it, but it’s a great entry level easy […]
This is by no means a bad wine, but Steenberg wines aren’t cheap, and even the “entry level” stuff usually has a bit more pizazz than this does. Possibly a point lower than it deserves because of expectation, but you want to be on top you have to be consistent (which is why Spurs never […]
Somerbosch is an incredibly well priced winery, even more so because it’s on the border of Stellenbosch. This is their flagship wine. Can’t remember what’s in it. I have a vague memory of it being a Bordeaux style blend. Saw in 2017 with a magnum of this, good friends and a potjie that I cooked […]
This is a decent red blend for the price, but best not to drink it straight after a 10/10 Pinotage like I did. Like comparing pirate ships with Russian Oligarch’s yachts.
Rich, full and well rounded like a fat Donald Trump after a large dinner, but far more welcome at your dinner table. Cab Sauv, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Grenache, Shiraz and Cab Franc. A little bit of everything.
Scored one of the last few bottles of this while visiting the winery (although I bet that’s what they tell everyone). Smooth and easy to drink but with a bold edge. A liquid version of James Bond, just less likely to run off with your missus (although mine has disappeared with the bottle).