Like Stella Artois, this wine tastes reassuringly expensive. Unlike Stella Artois, it won’t make you want to drink 10 pints of it and then spew on your shoes or join the building trade. Awesome bordeaux-style blend for a special occasion.
A faint hint of liquorice, like Bertie Bassett’s pocket. Free of acidity and tannins, but slightly overpowered by the peppery pasta I ate with it. Very agreeable, but while I’m loathe to criticise a Pinotage from the farm of the president of Pinotage, I’ve had better ones.
Picked this up from the winery at a bargain price so it’s probably past it’s best, but still tastes great. Rich mahogany colour, dark berry smell with a smooth marmitey finish. Slightly overpowered by the lamb stew I had it with.
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!