Giving me wine like this is like introducing Neanderthal man to a microwave before he’s discovered fire. It’s amazing. It does things I can’t fathom and I’m just not capable of explaining how or why. Perfect ten. You could beat me with an empty bottle of this and I’d still love it.
The oak hardly touched this wine and it’s all the better for it. Can’t think of anything cleverer than that to say (I drank a lot of wine last night and possibly broke a few brain cells). Be cleverer than I currently am and buy some of this. It’s good.
This wine is like a stiff jab. It won’t knock you over like the full-bodied hook of a wooded Chardonnay, but it will leave you with a lot more to think about than the air punch of a Sauv Blanc. Excuse the boxing analogies, I’ve just started learning the gentleman’s sport. Probably shouldn’t drink Chenin […]
This is a serious wine. It doesn’t have time for flippant paragraphs by wine novices who cover their lack of wine chops with attempts at humour. It looked me straight in the eye and I blinked first. I’ll resist the temptation to blurt out a bunch of pretentious platitudes about bouquet, nose and finish though.
You’re more likely to hear Donald Trump tell the truth than find a bad wine at Rijk’s and this is no exception. If they served this at his inauguration, he might’ve sold a few more tickets.
Had this with a turducken. Turduckens are such awesome inventions that I could’ve had a glass of meths with it and still been satisfied, but this, possibly, topped the food. Deeper, smoother and more seductive than Barry White smeared in butter and reading poetry at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
Rijk’s is amazing. Don’t visit South Africa without going there. You can google for pictures of table mountain. Stellenbosch is full of students. Skip it all, drive to Tulbagh and visit Rijk’s. What’s frightening is that this is their “easy drinking” Pinotage. They have a better one. And it’s a Shiraz region. Apparently this is […]
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).
Be warned, I have yet to meet anyone who has been to the Rijks wine farm and not ended up buying far more wine than they intended. It really is that good, and this possibly the cream of the crop. Soft but spicey. Strong but smooth. Well balanced but likely to leave you badly balanced […]