Sunday, October 28, 2007

Nectar from the Cape




















Is there anything I remember from my trip it is the South African wines. I have documented every experience to provide some information of the wide range of producers and grapes they use and the superb quality of the products.
For a Scandinavia buying wine, the prices were extremely low, compared to Scandinavia. Here are two good examples, both from the Cape area.

Durbanhills Merlot 2005


I never stop declaring Merlot as one of my favourites. The Durbanville Hills Merlot 2005, was no exception, but soft and comforting as most of the merlot wines are.

Durbanhills Merlot 2005 had the deepest dark ruby colour with purple edges with a multiple fruit aromas of strawberries, red fruit and an intense mint flavour: It was medium-bodied wine with richly concentrated fruit flavours on the palate, complemented by tastes of prunes. It was one of these wines that matched the Boerwors and the smooth velvet darkness of Giants Castle.

Nederburg Western Cape Baronne Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2005

The Nederburg winery was established in 1791 and provides and grapes for this wine come from vineyards in the Paarl and Stellenbosch regions.

The Nederburg Western Cape Baronne Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2005 has a full vibrant violet colour with ruby tinges.

It has a flowery bouquet and a deep fruity palate with blackcurrant and raspberries. The producer itself recommends it to roast lamb, coq au vin, red meat steak, venison, mature cheese, pizza and pasta dishes.

Highly recommendable, and run and buy it, if you can get it where you live.

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