Struggling with a cold at the moment so my taste buds aren’t on top form, but this was still warm and comforting. Sadly I’m busy watching Spurs get smashed in the champions league semi final so the comfort is a distant memory.
Fairly non-eventful on sipping some fresh out of the fridge. Letting it get a degree or two warmer and pairing it with some fish is like Paul Bearer’s urn to the Undertaker in a Wrestlemania main event, as it suddenly it jumps into life. Fortunately no tombstone piledrivers were administered during the course of this […]
So good that when you take your first sip, fireworks go off and Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” starts playing. Not a cheap wine, so I assume Malabar is a ball ache to make (and there’s the fireworks and Berlin’s royalties to consider), but it’s well worth it (the money and being an achy-balled winemaker).
Feeling a bit tender thanks to getting a bit over excited with the red wine last night so had to reach for something special and this didn’t disappoint. Rich Christmas spice flavours. Almost port like but without the sweetness. Highly recommended for getting back on the bike after a heavy fall.
This wine is the polar opposite of Donald Trump. Gentle, middle of the road, soft and doesn’t wear a ridiculous wig. Unlike Trump it could benefit from being a bit more outspoken. Too inoffensive to get a high score but at least it won’t build a wall around anything.
Smoother than Engelbert Humperdink wrapped in silk and dipped in Galaxy chocolate. Spicier than a Spice Girl after a vindaloo. Highly recommended, and less likely to make a mess of your couch than a chocolaty crooner.
Spice Route Pinotage is fast becoming my favourite Pinotage. So much so that it tempts me to start waxing lyrical about soft palettes and delicately balanced tannins. Save me the embarrassment, take my word for it and buy some.
Shiraz based blend that includes Durif, Mourvèdre and several other grapes rare to South Africa. Not as spicy as I previously remember it, but my guests were impressed and it lasted as long as a parliamentary promise, so a solid seven.
Incredible floral aromas, perfectly balanced flavours. This is the wine equivalent of walking into a room full of astrophysicists talking about Rembrandt, while playing chess – highly sophisticated.