Here’s a flavourful South African red that has a real story to tell. The Raconteur Syrah 2017 is grown in Swartland, a trending wine region 50 kilometers north of Cape Town. Deep ruby in colour, this bargain-priced Syrah, dense purple in colour, offers a savoury-herbal nose of black fruits; it’s full-bodied, dry, juicy and fruity with the flavour of black plums carried on lively acidity.
The Raconteur Syrah is grown in Swartland, a trending wine region 50 km north of Cape Town. Deep ruby in colour, this bargain-priced Syrah is dense purple in colour and offers a savoury-herbal nose of black fruits; it’s full-bodied, dry, juicy and fruity with the flavour of black plums carried on lively acidity.
A worthy dinner party wine. Pale straw in colour with a spicy bouquet of apple and quince. It’s medium-bodied, dry, unctuous with pear and honey flavours and a touch of bitterness on the finish. Works well with chicken or grilled fish.
Pale straw in colour, this tasty Chardonnay has a lightly minerally nose of citrus and apple with just a hint of oak; it's medium-bodied, dry and beautifully balanced with a peachy-melon flavour and mouth-freshening acidity. Match it with grilled chicken or a ripe Camembert.
This is a classic old-style Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, cask matured for 20 months before bottling. Deeply coloured in the glass, with complex, deeply perfumed cassis, clove, cinnamon, background red berry fruit and a whiff of oak. Intense dark fruit flavours lead off with blackcurrant and background blackberry supported by firm, chewy tannins and still slightly aggressive acidity. This is a fine, age worthy wine that will show its best with 5+ additional years in the cellar.
Opens with distinctly smoky, tarry aromas over varietal ripe raspberry and peppery spice. Ripe raspberry and blackberry flavours come with unusual dry herbal notes, dark chocolate and lightly firm tannic grip.