Clear medium-deep gold. Somewhat low-key nose of pear custard, banana and citrus. Medium-bodied with a good balance of fruit and acidity, fresh-tasting and “moreish” with peach and lemon flavours. Good value. Drink up.
Clear, medium-deep garnet. Medium-intensity nose of cassis with green herbal overtones. Medium-bodied with flavours of red currant and cassis. Tannins still prominent; will improve for another year or 2.
Deep ruby colour; smoky, blackberry and black cherry with oak spice and a note of leather. Medium-bodied, dry with exuberant acidity, pencil lead and black fruit flavours with a tannic note on the finish.
KWV is a large South African co-operative that produces a portfolio of good-value wines under the Cathedral Cellars label. This wine is dense purple in colour offering a spicy blackberry nose with a smoky note; richly extracted and dry, flavours of blackberry and violets fill the mouth and linger to a tannic lift on the finish.
Clear deep garnet. Medium-intensity nose of sour cherries, a little black pepper and lots of oak. On the palate there are flavours of strawberry jam, spice and chocolate from the oak maturation. It is given additional structure by fairly prominent alcohol. Long finish. Will keep another couple of years.
Pale lemon colour with an earthy, apple nose; dry, intense lemony acidity and bruised-apple flavours on the finish.