Tasting Notes

BOBBEJAAN SYRAH, FABLE MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS, 2010

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There is a good reason for the monkey to get on the label. Producers decided to call their Syrah Bobbejaan (South African for baboon) as the baboons visit the vineyards a lot and they love to eat ripe Syrah grapes straight from the vine. I bet the grapes are very good as the wine is delicious. This Syrah shows a lot of ripe border line jammy fruit with plums, blackberries, cherries and cassis followed by sweet spice, smoke, black pepper and tar. Rather big yet balanced with creamy tannins, delicious fruit, lovely spicy and fresh finish. Enjoy it with Braai the famous South African barbecue.

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Viognier, Domaine de Brescou, 2014

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There seem to be a lack of every day drinking Viogniers out there. I struggle to find anything that is interesting and delivers on the price. Domaine de Brescou gives me what I wanted. An easy-drinking Viognier that taste of Viognier grape with loads of juicy peach and apricot in the front. There is a touch of ginger and gentle floral note. The wine has just enough texture going on and the alcohol is kept on a short leash. Do not expect too much complexity or depth, drink it up on its own or with simply grilled fish. You will have a lot of pleasure from it.

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Riesling Spatlese Trocken, Weingut Greszta, 2012

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The owner and the head winemaker Andrzej Greszta has managed to capture what is the best in Mosel’s dry Rieslings the minerality, floral note, acidity and crunchy fruit. It can not be mistaken for a different grape variety tasting it blind. Classic style, very well balanced, perfect for variety of food. It is drinking well and will keep its fresh fruit for the next 5-8 years. Very well made!

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