This is a very fierce wine, and I tasted very firey blackcurrant tones. Full bodied and sweet with a touch of ash it’s very easy drinking, and smells a bit like a bonfire. This wine is from South Africa where the ripeness of the grape tends to be a little more intense and full bodied. According to the tasting notes this red “has intense aromas which are complemented by coriander, cranberries and a hint of tobacco leaf.” Ok, so I didn’t quite get the cranberry or coriander, I’m ok with that. I like to think that the spiciness I tasted was from the tobacco leaf.
This is a typical Bordeaux blend and grown in an area called ‘French Hoek’ which means ‘French Corner’. And, given this was at a Harrods tasting in their wine room I had the pleasure of this served from a Magnum. Loved it.
Available from Harrods for £36.50.
Also, if you do have more questions about this wine I encourage you to get in touch with the fantastic wine team at Harrods! This was tasted in the wine room, and they do put on a few neat wine events – check the listings here.