|Region:||South Africa » Paarl|
|Varietal:||Syrah , Cabernet Sauvignon|
A Bordeaux blend (Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet) so distinctive, so technically perfect! Sweetness of fruit, upfront dissipating into a chocolate, almost meaty whole. Lingering. http://www.spittoon.biz/south_african_wine_brief_notes.html
One of the best sparkling wines from South Africa in my view. Nice sharp acidity, pleasant little bubbles, a touch of fruity, heady fragrance and lees (yeasty, toasted nutty notes). Better than most non-champagne sparkling wines out there (including an...
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The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...
Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...
History of the grape: In 1925, Stellenbosch University Chief Horticulture Professor Abraham Izak Perold created the P...
British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...
“King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...
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The white blend sister to the Green Duck Duke. I'm guessing at a Semillon/Sauvignon type blend (Chenin Blanc? Gewurztraminer?). My notes suffered from some dripped wine but I think this is the one that had a distinct edge of sweet spice (from Viognier or Gewurztraminer). More proof that decent blends offer superb complexity and interesting flavo... Read More
Very different taste! Organic wine. Congrats to Avondela. Price here in Brazil R$ 69 or US$ 33. Read More
1.2005 Avondale Syrah - South Africa Color: Ruby, not brown at all, Nose: strong leather, tobacco, a little smoke/vanilla, Megan: A little like Pinotage, Derrick: Leeks? A little bit rubbing alcohol, Taste: Leather, Hector: Toffee! Immediate toffee taste, despite the pepper qualities manages to hold the fruit flavors on the palate, mild tanni... Read More
Awfully fruity in the nose, then quickly dry, turning a touch bitter in the finish. There are certain things a Sauvingnon Blanc is supposed to be, only a few of which things I like. And this wine doesn't do any of those things, not even the things I don't like. Read More