This wasn’t as immaculate as I remember it, but I did have it with braai vleis after a few beers, which probably wrecked all the subtlety. So in conclusion, I’m and idiot, and I need to try another bottle of this pronto.
Fairview must be bored of producing amazing cheese and fantastic wines involving grapes that people have heard of. I have nothing to compare this too so who knows if it’s a “good” Carignan, but it’s certainly an agreeable wine and it’s going nicely with the spicey fish.
This is the first time I’ve tried Durif. Tastes a lot like Shiraz to me, but in this case, really good, like licking oak panels good (not that I’m in the habit of licking oak panels). Lots of spice too.
This wine is your typical run of the mill entry level cab when drunk on its own, but it sprang to life when I drank it with an awesome pork belly (the owner of the belly aside, most things do). I’d go as far as agreeing with the claims of blackcurrant and dark mint chocolate […]
Very rare blend for South Africa. Tempranillo 62% Grenache 22% Carignan 16%. Probably a good reason why its rare, it tatses decent, but doesnt knock your socks off.
Like a low end Ford that’s been soaked in grapefruit, this wine is solid, reliable, good value and tastes of grapefruit. Great if your budget only allows for a fruit-soaked Ford, but buy a mango-drenched Ferrari otherwise.
Slightly sour edge. Would go well with a curry to take the edge off. Very perfumy. Better viogniers out there.
Smells like perfume (my Mum did used to dab wine behind her ears, so I might be confused?). Wonderfully dry and fruity to taste. Other than Viognier, this has to be a favourite white grape.
Like an essex version of Cleopatra, this has a great nose for something so cheap and easy. Let down a bit by the taste, but once I tucked into my sushi, the wasabi really bought out the flavour and took the edge off. This is Fairviews cheapo range, but, as with most quality wineries entry-level […]