Saturday, April 5, 2014

Secret Cellar No 917 Red Blend 2008 89+ Points

Winter on our door step and it’s time to start stocking on every day and when friends around, characterful red, to keep the conversation going and wash down hearty warming dishes, looks no further, this is one hell of a great value buy at R 26.83/bt, yes twenty seven Rand, !!!unbelieveable!!
Judicious blend, showing a bright ruby reflections still for a 6 years old red, from a rather average vintage, with Mourvedre leading they way, revealing whiff of animal and leathery note, though not to be confused with Brett spoilage, Shiraz, Carignan, Cinsaut and Grenache Noir completes this Southern Rhone inspired red blends.
Juicy, fresh, delicate, alcohol integrated, the extra vooma will help with those long winter nights, decant and surprise your friends!, especially the snobby one who do not believe in great value wine!
Exclusive to Ultra Liquors, pity they only have 1 branch in Johannesburg, on Corlett Drive, the main wine market in South Africa, nevertheless seek it out, before it’s too late
Alcohol: very high | 14.5 % abv

Origin: Western Cape blends

Notes: plums | red berries | gamey | peppery | spicy

Ideal drinking occasions: winter time

Serve with: chicken and potato curry

Drink: now until 2016