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23 Aug 2013
1:43 pm

Wines of the Day: It’s time to impress the Boss

Don't just impress the boss, make the boss feel humble in your presence. Boss's day is in September so get some forward planning in.

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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.

 

2010 Rietvallei Wine Estate Classic Cabernet Sauvignon

 

rietvallei estate cabernet sauvignon_98x319Tasting Notes

Black edged cerise. Faintly herbal, though distinctive blackcurrant whiffs, precise, delicately tannic, with a fine sweet sour savouriness on the finish.

Occasions

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Summer Meal

– Impress your Boss

Goes With

– Poultry

– Lamb

– Roast Vegetables

– Beef

 

rietvallei wine estate classic

 

2010 Wildekrans Barrel Select Pinotage

 

BSR Pinotage 2010_98x319Tasting Notes

Black edged vermillion. Christmas pudding, nutmeg and clove aromas. Plush raspberry fruit. Well managed sweet edged silken tannins. Savoury not simple, persistent.

Occasions

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Summer Meal

– Impress your Boss

Goes With

– Lamb

– Cured Meats

– Beef

– Venison

 

wildekrans barrel select

 

2007 Morgenster Estate Lourens River Valley Red

 

morgenster lourens river valley_5_98x319Tasting Notes

Very deep maroon. Slightly tarry, black fruit aromas faintly smokey with light forest floor notes, well polished tannins, aging fast, but delicious now.

Occasions

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Summer Meal

– Impress your Boss

Goes With

– Poultry

– Lamb

– Beef

– Venison

 

morgenster lourens river

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