Friday, May 23, 2014

Lace by Almenkerk Vineyard Blend 2011 89 Points

Judicious blend of Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, with an upbringing of 23 months in French barriques, showcasing a bright and savory profile with tangy and mouth watering acidity perfect for tapas style offerings, delicate with chalky tannins, best served aerated, this will gain in velocity as time spent in bottle, I reckoned the natural acidity gave the wine a solid structure to evolved for at least another 6 to 8 years, good now, but should really start to unfold from 2016+, great value.

Alcohol: moderate plus | 13.5 %abv

Origin: Elgin

Notes: red fruits | plums | dark cherries | earthy | tobacco ash

Ideal drinking occasions: anytime

Serve with: Spanish Chorizo with spring onions sweat in extra virgin South African olive oil

Drink: now until 2022