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2 Sep 2013
3:50 pm

Wines of the Day: Potjiekos dining

Cooking in a cast iron pot over open coals to impress (or horrify) your friends is all the rage these days. This is also good practice for load shedding. At least get the crowd mellow while they wait.

Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons (Noa Cafri)

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 Flat Roof Manor Shiraz Mouvredre Viognier

 

flat roof manner shiraz mourvedre viognier_0x319Tasting Notes

Mid crimson. Red fruit and plum aromas, savoury sweet notes lingering spice, well managed tannins persistent.

Occasions

– Braai/Picnic

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Summer Meal

Goes With

– Lamb

– Potjie/Casserole

– Beef

– Venison

 

manor shiraz

 

2008 Zevenwacht Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Pack shot - Cabernet Sauvignon - nv_0x319Tasting Notes

Intense maroon, still aromatically closed, some dusty black fruit aromas emerging, tannic but harmonious palate, savoury slightly hot finish.

Occasions

– Elegant Meal

– Summer Meal

Goes With

– Soy-based Oriental/Asian

– Potjie/Casserole

– Beef

– Venison

 

zevenwacht

 

2011 Place in the Sun Cabernet Sauvignon

 

place in the sun cab sauv_0x319Tasting Notes

Deep mid crimson. Slightly smokey broody black fruit aromas good weight and intensity real texture and spice on the palate elegant and savoury.

Occasions

– Braai/Picnic

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Summer Meal

Goes With

– Poultry

– Lamb

– Potjie/Casserole

– Roast Vegetables

 

sun cabernet

 

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