Nobody needs another review for this wine, but here it is...perhaps there's some novelty in the age.
Pale garnet, slightly hazy with some fine sediment. Medium intensity nose of raspberry, sour cherry, barnyard stank, cooked strawberry and a teensy splash of vanilla bean paste.
Dry, medium+ acid, low powdery but fine tannins, medium bodied, and a medium finish. Fruity fruity fruity with little depth. Blood oranges, musk sweets, and violets gate crash the tart red berry party. Shy cloves, biltong and sandalwood pop in for a bit but they ‘really can’t stay for long’.
Balance (1) + Length (½) + Intensity (½) + Complexity (1) = A good wine.
Drink now, but potential for further ageing....surprisingly for its age!
This was cool...clear...matter of fact...no bullshit...’I have fruit, I have acid, I know you like it...and I’ll make you look cool while you’re drinking me so you’ll keep buying me year after year’.
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You HAVE to check out Radford Dale Imports for all the cool stuff. They're darlings and often host tastings to help expand our palates and introduce South Africans to wines from around the globe.