Smells like the sea air. Tastes like lemongrass and vanilla, which is code for “I’m unable to verbalise what I can taste and smell”. Maybe I’m all chenined out or feeling flat thanks to endless covid-induced blues, but I remembered this as blowing my hair back a little more.
I’m flying in the face of convention and drinking red wine with a chicken pie. I’m also watching a shocker of a movie on Netflix that my 8 year old demanded we watch. These factors may have contributed to why I’m not getting knocked out by this wine so bear that in mind.
The Lion picks off the slowest of the buffalo and in doing so increases the overall speed of the pack. I’ve picked off all the weak spots of my wine collection during lockdown so I feel picky now. Saying that this bottle didn’t do that much for me is like saying that the buffalo that […]
Still love this Merlot, but not as much as I remember loving it. Unfortunately my wine tasting isn’t sophisticated enough to include advanced concepts like “remembering what things tasted like” so I’m not sure if this vintage isn’t as good as previous vintages, if my taste buds have changed or if the the wind was […]
Nice prune flavours. So much so that I might use it to wash down an Imodium or two. Tannins as soft as the toilet paper you’ll need it those prunes are for real.
Charming little number, but didn’t blow my hair back. Had to be pretty special to match up to dinner made by my eleven year old son to be fair.
Light, easy drinking and great value. The perfect accompaniment to watching The Rise of Skywalker on a cold wet Monday on covid-19 lockdown.
Got this for a bargain R50 a bottle. Not sure what normal retail is, but for R50 it’s a solid gooseberry, green pepper, and all the other stuff you say when you drink Sauv Blanc, Sauv Blanc.
I’ve got a bit of a love hate relationship with South African Pinot Noir. They’re like a really sophisticated album that all the top music journos go mad for, you know it’s clever and talented but you’re not brave enough to admit that it leaves you feeling a bit dead inside. This one started badly. […]