2 minute read
12 Aug 2013
3:25 pm

Wines of the Day: Bordeaux Style Blends

It takes up to five to tango in Bordeaux. There are five main varietals of grapes grown in the area and these can be used any which way to make some of the worlds very best, most expensive and prestigious wines.

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In South Africa, the Bordeaux Style Blend can produce wines that are fun and easy drinking to our very best examples of world class excellence.

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 Mentors Orchestra

 

kwv mentors orchestra 2009_98x319Tasting Notes

Fuller, bigger, less herbal initially but then greenish fine savoury tannin notes.

Occasions

– Gift

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Impress your Boss

Goes With

– Poultry

– Lamb

– Roast Vegetables

– Beef

 

KWV Mentors Orchestra

 

 

2001 Morgenster Lourens River Valley Red

 

morgenster lourens river valley_98x319Tasting Notes

Garnet edged deep vermillion. Smokey forest floor whiffs some light truffle notes with sweet fruit in background, fine tannins, spicey plum pudding notes, persistent.

Occasions

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Summer Meal

– Impress your Boss

Goes With

– Poultry

– Lamb

– Beef

– Venison

 

Morgenster Lourens River Valley Red

 

 

2009 Bartinney Noble Savage Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

 

Noble Savage Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot_98x319Tasting Notes

Maroon tinged mid crimson. Fresh, savoury red berry and faintly herbal fruit, smooth delicately textured and slightly plush on the palate, warmish finish.

Occasions

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Summer Meal

– Impress your Boss

Goes With

– Poultry

– Lamb

– Beef

– Venison

 

Bartinney Noble Savage Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

 

 

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

– Wines of the Day courtesy winewizard.co.za