Products tagged “Red Blend”

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J.L. Chave Sélection Côtes-du-Rhône “Mon Coeur” 2019

R250.00 inc. VAT
A blend of mostly Syrah and some Grenache sourced from excellent plots in Vinsobres, Visan, Buisson, Cairanne and Estargues.

Savage Thief in the Night 2020

"Savage Thief in the Night 2020, a blend of 63% Grenache, 26% Cinsault, and 11% Syrah from dry-farmed bush vines grown on sandstone soils. The fruit was spontaneously co-fermented using wild yeasts employing 20% whole clusters. The wine shows a delightful autumnal aromatic profile of forest undergrowth, savoury fraise de bois, tilled earth, grilled Provençal herbs and subtle shades of summer garrigue. On the palate, the wine shows plenty of textural detail, fine silky caressing tannins, and harmonious fresh acids. The red and blackberry fruits are earthy but impressively pure and precise, finishing with notes of bramble berries, pomegranates, and sappy spice. ‘Thief In The Night’ is more Burgundy than Rhône in style." - Greg Sherwood MW

Savage “Are We There Yet” 2020

"Savage “Are We There Yet” 2020, 50% Touriga Nacional and 50% Syrah grown as bush vines on a unique river pebble on shale terroir in Malgas. While the 2019 saw 100% of the grapes destemmed, 2020 has a 10% whole bunch portion added. The aromatics are seductively dark and alluring with exotic notes of salty blackcurrant, blueberry, black cherry, and black liquorice. Wonderfullyopulent and expressive, 2020 reveals a deliciously fleshy, creamy palate with a truly seamless texture, sweet plump velvety tannins and long saline, maritime tinged crème de cassis finish. The 2019 was more influenced by the Syrah in the blend, lending a certain savoury Côte Rotiefeel to the wine. The 2020 however is decidedly more Douro’esque in stature with deliciously opulent Touriga Nacional black- and blueberry fruit characteristics dominating."- Greg Sherwood MW

Rall Red 2019

R320.00 inc. VAT
Syrah 65%; Grenache 13%; Cinsault 13% and Carignan 9%. Again the biggest percentage of varieties other than Syrah since the first vintage in 2008. By adding more of the GCC that can generally be harvested earlier than the Syrah this 2020 has more fruit and freshness compared to its predecessors while still being structured. Black and red fruit, herbs and pepper from nearly 100% whole-bunch fermentation on all components and a rich, savoury palate. Matured in old French oak for 10 months before being bottled unfined and very lightly filtered and a further 18 months bottle maturation before release.

Chateau Musar Hochar Père et Fils 2017

R395.00 inc. VAT
"The 2017 Hochar is powerful and dense in the glass. Ripe flavors and incisive tannins give the 2017 much of its brooding personality. Readers should plan on opening the 2017 at least an hour or two in advance, as the tannins are rather grainy at the outset. With time ripe black cherry, spice, leather and licorice flavors emerge nicely. The blend is 55% Cinsault, 35% Grenache and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Domaine Trapet Pere & Fils “A Minima” Bourgogne Rouge 2019

R395.00 inc. VAT
"Domaine Trapet Pere & Fils “A Minima” Bourgogne Rouge 2019, A peppery, ripe and earthy nose is comprised mostly by notes of dark currants and violet. The sleek, intense and nicely detailed middle weight flavors conclude in a mildly austere and rustic finale. This is excellent for the genre and worth checking out." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Steytler Pentagon 2017

R630.00 inc. VAT
"Kaapzicht Steytler Pentagon, a muscular Bordeaux style blend that exudes power and concentration, tied up in a structure of fine grained tannin and bright acidity that not only promise extensive evolution but also entices with every visit to the glass. Brooding dark fruit tightly packed in an intricate frame are delivered with great purity and finesse."- Winemaker's notes

Château Musar Red 2013

R695.00 inc. VAT
The 2013 Chateau Musar is bold, punchy and intensely perfumed. Rose petal, ripe red fruit, sage, mint, cinnamon and sweet tobacco give the 2013 a very strong aromatic presence that continues to build. Medium in body, with lovely red fruit character, the 2013 Musar could use a few years in bottle to fully come together. I expect it will always have a strong pungent signature.- Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Château Musar Red 2000

R795.00 inc. VAT
Château Musar Red 2000 "When tasted in early November 1999, the wines were tannic, concentrated and powerful, but very well balanced. Now at 20 years after the vintage, the 2000 holds on to its primary fruit whilst really starting to reveal the classic Musar identity, balancing out the characteristic sweet spice and desiccated fruit notes with more evolved elements of leather, tar, tobacco and a hint of game. These complex aromas and flavours are lifted with a fresh lick of acidity that will ensure the wine will continue to age gracefully for years to come." - Winemaker's notes

Château Musar Red 2001

R795.00 inc. VAT
"The 2001 Château Musar is drinking beautifully right now, with notes of tobacco and flint complementing the dark berry aromas and flavors and polished tannins. Although the 2001 turns slightly austere on the long finish, it strikes me as a fruitier less gamey than usual Musar that is drinking perfectly now. "- Ian D'Agata, Vinous

Château Musar Red 2013 Magnum

R1,189.50 inc. VAT
The 2013 Chateau Musar is bold, punchy and intensely perfumed. Rose petal, ripe red fruit, sage, mint, cinnamon and sweet tobacco give the 2013 a very strong aromatic presence that continues to build. Medium in body, with lovely red fruit character, the 2013 Musar could use a few years in bottle to fully come together. I expect it will always have a strong pungent signature.

Château Musar Red 1997

R1,200.00 inc. VAT
Château Musar Red 1997 "A rich, warm colour, now paling towards the rim, with a smoky nose full of spices and fruits. On the palate there are mixed berry fruits – cherries, redcurrants, pomegranates and Christmas spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Good acidity with good tannin levels results in a wine of classic structure with long ageing potential." - Winemaker's notes