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20 Sep 2013
1:23 pm

Wines of the Day: Bordeaux Style Blends

A blend, in any quantities, of any or all of the following varietals, in any order. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Such variety and such incredible value

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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.

 

2012 Darling Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

 

CabSauvMerlot_0x319Tasting Notes

Mid-crimson, red fruit, plum aromas, juicy, vanilla notes on the palate, polished tannins, pleasant but lacking concentration.

Occasions

– Braai/Picnic

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Summer Meal

Goes With

– Poultry

– Lamb

– Beef

– Venison

 

darling cellars

 

2009 Napier Winery Lion Creek Cabernet Merlot

 

napier lion creek cab sauv shiraz_0x319Tasting Notes

Rich cerise. Plush sweet fruit slightly overripe, alcohol and oaking evident, lacks detail and restraint.

Occasions

– Braai/Picnic

– Winter Meal

Goes With

– Cheese

– Potjie/Casserole

– Beef

– Tomato-based Pasta/Pizza

– Venison

 

napier wine

 

2011 Arniston Bay Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

 

arniston bay cab merlot_1_0x319Tasting Notes

Mid maroon. Light blackcurrant, mulberry fruit elegant , easy and refined, lacking detail and intensity, still perfectly delicious.

Occasions

– Braai/Picnic

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Summer Meal

Goes With

– Poultry

– Lamb

– Cured Meats

– Venison

 

arniston

 

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