Cost: $29.95 (Clearance price $21.00)
Grape Variety: Syrah, Mouvedre, Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Country: South Africa
Region: Swartland
Format: 750 mL
Producer: The Sadie Family Wines Pty Ltd.
Alcohol: 14.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Deep ruby in colour with medium+ intense nose

Positives: A complex wine that needs time to decant and it’s a steal at the clearance price. The wine features medium smoked oak, boysenberry, bramble fruit, tamarinds, cinnamon, sage, oregano, anise, dark cherry, spinach, tobacco leaves and arugula. Full body with high tannins, good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: Too astringent if you just open it and drink on its own.

Interesting Notes: Naturally produced with no fining or filtering. This is a good wine to give to a discerning fan of wine.

Drink now or over the next 5 years and pair it with T-bone steak, medium rare.

Tasted: 16 Feb 13

Top Pick

Score: 9+/10, Value: 9+/10 (10/10 clearance price), Total: 18+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5

LCBO: 277996