A good quality Pinotage which cost $80USD. WINE is expensive in Rwanda. Pinotsge being a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault is light to medium weight. This was soft juicy and fruit driven with notes of plum. Easy to drink and accompanies most foods. — a month ago
This wine is somewhat peculiar for a South African wine, it does have a lot of similarities to others. This wine has a lot of blackberry and black cherry influence, yet also maintaining the clove type of notes that I have come to find in a lot of these wines. This wine pour is rather dark into the glass, with a nose of floral perfume and blank teary. The palate is mostly dominated by black cherry, but enough clove enters into the equation to make it interesting. The middle of this wine goes slightly to a bacon fat sort of presentation. Finishes still rather tannic, therefore I think I'm going to let the other bottles sit for one or two years. — 14 days ago
17/20 (92/100) Насыщенный аромат с нотами чёрных ягод, кассиса, шоколада и явной травянистой нотой. Тельное с мягкими танинами. Во вкусе чернослив и трава. Мощное, напористое вино, напрочь лишенное изящества. За что Тим Аткин наградил его 100 баллами, для меня загадка. #capewine2018 — 20 days ago
Baked pear, canned apricot, ginger candy, baking powder, musk, and red cherries. Zippy acidity. — 4 days ago
I generally like South African Syrah as I do this one but it could have come from anywhere in the west. Soft and smooth with M intensity. This description generally applies to most airline wines which tend to be chosen to be easy to like, not to offend and tend to be middle of the road. For the amount that the charge for Business Class Airfares it is not good enough to be serving wines which cost sometimes as little as $25 as Qantas does. They should all be in the $80 to $100 range. An exception tends to be Champagne - the Drappier Rose on Qatar was very good. — 18 days ago
17/20 (92/100) Насыщенный аромат с нотами спелых ягод чёрной смородины, ежевики, ванили, шоколада и легкой пряно-травянистой нотой. Тельное с довольно высокой кислотностью и мягкими, обволакивающими танинами. Спелые ягоды и шоколад во вкусе создают иллюзию сладости. Отлично! #dfwe2018 — 7 days ago
Peppery to the max. Very drinkable and enjoyable. — 6 days ago
It is Saturday night and I had a taste for a Cabernet Franc. A few days ago I picked up the 2015 Raats Family Cabernet Franc Stellenbosch. It has been awhile since I have had a wine from South Africa and this is a great expression of a quality Cab Franc.
On the nose there is strawberry, raspberry, red plum, red currant, vanilla, green bell pepper herbs and crushed gravel.
The palate reveals green bell pepper, strawberry, raspberry, herbs, spice, crushed gravel and good earth tones.
This wine is medium to plus bodied with medium + acidity and medium + smooth mouth drying tannins that lead to a medium to long finish. A very enjoyable wine that can be stored at least for another 10 years or pop and pour now. Keep enjoying the weekend and stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 6 days ago