food and drink 22.8.2013 12:00 pm

Wines of the day: Ever heard of these?

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Next time you go to a dinner party, come out of the left field. Put one of these on the table and surprise the gathering:

The wines featured here are chosen according to high point scored and 4 or 5 star value for money. In other words, for the price that you pay for the quality which is in the bottle, you will be well pleased with your purchase. Wines with a five star value offer outstanding quality for the price, four star offer very good quality for the price while a one star value, well, it’s your choice.

 

2009 KWV The Mentors Petit Verdot

 

kwv mentors petit verdot 2009_98x319Tasting Notes

Stellenbosch dense, clean, and yet some almost herbal smoky detail on the mid-palate 13.5% alcohol brilliant tannins wonderful weight. Kraal smoke very fine dense tannins from very small berries.

Occasions

– Gift

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Impress your Boss

Goes With

– Smoked Meats/Fish/Poultry

– Cured Meats

– Potjie/Casserole

– Beef

KWV The Mentors Petit Verdot

 

2012 Overgaauw Touriga Nacional

 

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Tasting Notes

Deep vermillion. Concentrated black fruit and earthy aromas, savoury uncompromising but with brooding venocity, gutsy, food friendly and persistent.

Occasions

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Summer Meal

– Impress your Boss

Goes With

– Cured Meats

– Potjie/Casserole

– Beef

– Venison

 Overgaauw Touriga Nacional

 

2010 Allesverloren Tinta Barocca

 

 

allesverloren tinta barocca_98x319Tasting Notes

Mid crimson. Faintly smokey red currant plum aromas remarkably elegant on the palate, some cherry spice unshowy, but not a push over.

Occasions

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Summer Meal

– Dazzle a Date

Goes With

– Poultry

– Lamb

– Cured Meats

– Venison

Allesverloren Tinta Barocca

 

Is it a good wine?
0 to 50 points: Do not take orally
50 to 60 points: A very ordinary wine
60 to 69 points: Good enough commercial wine
70 to 79 points: Good to very good wine
80 to 89 points: Excellent wine
90 + points: World Class wine

 

 

 

 

 

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