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Simonsig GSM 2018

They would’ve gone with MSG but Monosodium glutamate cornered the market. Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvèdre singing together in harmony. Works at room temperature or slightly chilled. I got two cases of this just after lockdown so I’ll forever associate it with freedom (if you can call being able to exercise for an hour in the morning […]

Simonsig Chenin Avec Chêne 2016

I have happy memories of drinking large quantities of this in the sun with family and good friends so it’s guaranteed to make me smile, but it’s that good that it doesn’t need the help. Smells like the sea (in a wholesome way rather than dead fish and sewage) went perfectly with my perfectly braaied […]

Simonsig Tiara 2009

A Bordeaux full house with all 5 grapes working together like Spurs in their demolition of Arsenal yesterday. Just like the mighty Tottenham, there’s no chance of a local upstart topping this amazing wine. Maximum points. Buy some and guard it with a greater level of desperation than the Gooners back line managed. 

Simonsig Pinotage 2013

Pleasantly surprised by this. Not because I don’t expect good things from Simonsig, but because I picked it up cheap from the dusty corner of a strawberry merchant’s shop. Smoother than Zinedine Zidane’s forehead, as sophisticated as his right foot but placed firmly in the Pavón price range (if you don’t know anything about football, […]

Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2016

Always been a fan of Simonsig’s Chenin Blanc and this latest vintage is no exception. Really well priced. Fancy enough to impress your dinner guests when paired with home made hipster food, but down to earth enough to drink out of a brown paper bag on a park bench of a Monday morning. 

Simonsig Pinotage 2012

Soft, delicate, and slips down easier than a Spanish footballer. Unlike a balearic baller, this wine is affordable (there’s a joke about cups in there somewhere as well, but I’m too tired to figure it out).