A rather fascinating red blend from South Africa. A wine that is fat but racy enough that it doesn’t have to go on a diet. A big nose of smoke, bacon fat, and blackberries. Follows through with vanilla and cumin notes and nice tannic structure on the intrigued taste buds. Like all good shows, ends with a big finish. If there ever was a wine to go with BBQ spareribs, this is it, to my (admittedly subjective) way of thinking.
WHAT: Red blend – Shiraz (85%), Mourvèdre (10%), Primitivo (3%), Viognier (2%)
WHERE: Wellington, South Africa
HOW MUCH: $15-18