Saronsberg are known for their Shiraz, but they don’t half make a mean Viognier as well. Doesn’t have the floral smell that the Lourensford Viognier brings, but with the benefit of a bit of aging, this wine is mellow and fun to be around. I was going to say “like me”, but I’m temporarily drinking […]
Shiraz masters Saronsberg’s storm into the market (a few years ago, but I only just caught up) with an award winning, all five grapes, Cab strong Bordeaux style blend. Smooth and stylish but lacking the kind of X Factor that creases Simon Cowell’s Botox and fattens his wallet.
Just like my wife, this wine is way too good for me (and I probably don’t understand it as well I’d like). So instead of irreverent write-ups, here’s the stats: Decanter Gold 2011, SA Top 100 Wine, Veritas 2010 Gold, Gold Medal Michealangelo 2010. 83% Shiraz, 8% Grenache, 5% Mouvedre, 4% Viognier.
Grapefruit with a soft edge to take that Sauv Blanc acidity off.
cherries picked by angels. Amazing.
white toast with melted farm butter and honey
Velvet smooth, beautifully balanced, blackberries and cream. Didn’t win the 2010 Michel Angelo Gold for nothing!