Friday, August 30, 2013

Mount Babylon SMV 2010 92+ Points

SMV normally stands for Rhone style blends with Shiraz, Mourvedre and Viognier, however here is not the case for this limited release 8 barrels only productions of judiciously blended Shiraz, Malbec and Viognier, hence the acronym!

Captivating almost a ripe Pinot in secondary evolution, the airy texture and plush tannins with bright acidity lending delicate freshness and zest to this full bodied wine, is a must have in any collection, one of Walker Bay district top 3 finest red blends

Alcohol: high | 13.9 % abv

Origin: Walker Bay

Notes: plums | olive | graphite | truffle | tobacco

Ideal drinking occasions: wintertime

Serve with: grilled lemon chicken breast, rich tomato gravy, whole wheat organic pasta

Drink: now until 2023