Warning! Wunderkind wine! Chris and Suzaan continue to do great things with the little plots of heritage vines they find in the nooks and crannies around Walker Bay. Gorgeous lemon curd, peach and poached pear flavors have a stark mineral tone and a hint of toasty butterscotch in the finish. — 4 days ago
2019 10ish. I see other reviews calling this a rose. I would call it a white wine blend. It does have a slightly sweet flavor￼ — 3 days ago
This is how we spent our Saturday night. Can you really go wrong? I don’t think so..
A big thanks to Cape Mentelle in WA’s Margaret River region for sending over this sample for us to try. It’s an intriguing blend of Shiraz 65%, Grenache 15%, Tempranillo 7%, Sangiovese 4%, Zinfandel 4% Mourvedre 3%, Viognier 2%.
For me, I found this Rosé on the savoury side, which I really enjoyed. It’s also has a bit of age on it being 2018 which I believe gave it a bit of extra complexity.
In the glass it’s a pale peach colour with a vibrant pink hue. On the nose there’s savoury berries, citrus and floral notes. While in the mouth it has wonderful bright citrus acidity with orchard fruits, lemongrass and a sprinkling of pepper. It’s more than just a fresh and fruity Rosé, it’s got character and sass 💁♀️
This #wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! — 10 days ago
If you shy away from Chardonnays because you have only tried the buttery/oaky offerings from other regions, you need to try a South African Chardonnay. Because they are not aged in oak barrels like French and Californian Chards, there is no mouth coating, buttery, vanilla feel and taste. Tucana Unwooded Chardonnay is a perfect representation what South Africa brings to the table- the color is a beautiful pale gold, with a medium body and notes of ginger, citrus and earth. The mouthfeel is smooth and there are notes of green apple and florals in the finish. This wine is a brand new way to experience Chardonnay and pairs perfectly with Asian fare, fattier meats and hard cheeses. — 20 days ago
Translucent magenta color that immediately communicates the freshness of the wine. Crunchy, underripe cranberry, raspberry, and blueberry with fresh soil and rainwater. Medium + acid, low tannin, low alc, but not lacking structure - delicious. Bottle disappeared before we knew it. — 5 days ago
The 2015 Hamilton Russell Estate Chardonnay is a splendid wine, even if this bottle has been carted around several houses and varying temperatures since I bought it on release. It’s a lesson in proper storage: the colour is of a wine much older than this and it’s dramatically different to my experience with it on last tasting around two years ago. Nonetheless, it’s a very well-made wine and it shows.
There’s baked apple, pastry, burnt butter, butterscotch and coconut on the nose, while the rich, saturated palate offers apple, butter, honeydew melon, a honeyed edge and Meyer lemon acidity. A creamy mouthfeel completes the harmony. — 4 days ago
The initial hit of fruit gives way to a smooth dry lingering taste. I was pleasantly surprised - good value for the lower price tag. — 11 days ago