Friday, November 20, 2009

2005 Engelbrecht Els Stellenbosch 81 Points

Compressed coffee, toasty, earthy, burning alcohol, complex minty note, sweet high glycerine and oily, Bordeaux style blends with some shiraz, now until 2014.
Very New World in style with huge wacking of new oak and high alcohol, show wine by excellence but very challenging to pair with delicate cuisine, but could be a good winter companion by the fire place................