Medium-deep yellow. Medium intensity nose of oak, lemon and gooseberry. Tastes of apple, lemon and other citrus flavours, all having spent time in a sawmill. Drink up.
Deep garnet. Medium nose of black cherry with milk chocolate and vanilla. Full-bodied with a soft mouthfeel despite tangy acidity. Young and fruity cherry flavours, easy to quaff for a hearty red wine. Drink now.
Syrah 73%, 16% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot. Deep purple-ruby colour. Cedary, spicy, plum bouquet with evident oak. Medium-bodied, dry, savoury-herbal, sweet blackberry flavour with lively acidity.
A wine that is both bold and fresh showing black and red fruit, spice, slightly toasty, well-integrated tannins. Good complexity and length with a pleasant lifted quality on the finish. A blend of Syrah, Cinsault, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre and Viognier.
An extremely appealing pure nose with a mix of fresh crushed raspberries and strawberries. Equally charming on the palate with soft tannins, a silky texture and fresh acid. Light on its feet and dangerously easy to drink if slightly chilled. Fantastic value and, I would say, barbecued pork’s best friend. Would also accompany Dim Sum well.
Fresh with good fruit and a creamy texture, subtle and balanced with a clean finish. The wine opened up with food and particularly did well with white fish and poultry dishes.
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.